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💬 Evatt: The Players Are Hungry For Success

29 March 2021

Bolton Wanderers manager Ian Evatt smiling during his match at Forest Green Rovers in March 2021 Camera Sport

Ian Evatt has revealed that his players’ appetite for success has turned into a healthy habit.

Saturday’s battling victory at Forest Green Rovers saw Bolton Wanderers leapfrog their opponents to momentarily go into the automatic promotion berths for the first time this season.

Given that the game kicked off earlier than the rest of Sky Bet League Two, Wanderers ended the day in fourth spot after Tranmere Rovers were held to a draw.

But that didn’t dampen spirits in the Wanderers camp, as Evatt revealed that winning is becoming a habit his players are keen to continue.

He said: “The lads are hungry. They are determined and they want this more than anything so there is no complacency.

“They have trained outstandingly well all week and I am really pleased with what I saw on the training pitch, I said that on Thursday, and they’ve taken it in to the game.”

A difficult start to the campaign has been turned around in magnificent style with Wanderers picking up 11 wins from their last 13 fixtures, an unbeaten run that is the longest in all four of England’s professional leagues.

And the Wanderers boss believes that the disappointment his players suffered early on in the campaign is fuelling their desire to 'get the job done'.

“We have all suffered this season and it is that suffering that is really motivating us right now.

“We don’t want to go back there and we don’t want to disappoint anyone anymore. We want to get the job done.

“I have got a group of hungry players that want success and want to win and they are now used to winning.

“Winning becomes an addiction and they are now addicted to winning. There is no harm in that, and let’s hope we can carry it on.”


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