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Evatt Hails Four-midable Strikeforce

Boss aims to keep entertaining as Wanderers look to add to winning run

21 February 2022

Ian Evatt has welcomed the firepower at his disposal as free-scoring Wanderers aim to keep serving up the entertainment.

Wanderers added another four goals to their tally against AFC Wimbledon as they extended their home winning streak to five games.

Their latest salvo means the Whites have now scored 14 times in their last four games at the University of Bolton Stadium.

And Evatt is delighted that the threat is coming from all angles after January signing Jon Dadi Bodvarsson opened his Wanderers’ account with the opening goal in Saturday’s 4-0 victory over the Dons on his first home start.

“He’s looked fantastic. He was exactly what we thought we were bringing in,” said the Wanderers’ boss.

“He’s added a different dynamic to our attack.

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“He offers something slightly different to what the others offer. We’ve got a good mix and blend of our forward players and I’m delighted for him to get off the mark.

“It’s good for me that all four of our attacking players were on the scoresheet.

“I think they’re all in good form and I think we’ve got some really good options.

“Kieran Sadlier added into that and we’ve got Kacha getting fitter and stronger all the time and Issy’s not far away.

“It’s a really good squad but there’s lots more to come from this group.

“I do think there’s some serious improvement in there. I think we’ve got the players at a good age and once we get to drill down into the detail I think we’re going to be a major threat.

“But for now, we’re enjoying the run we’re on and we’ve got to keep it up.”

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Bodvarsson’s goal against Wimbledon was followed by Dapo Afolayan’s 13th of the season, Dion Charles’ sixth in eight games and a late strike from substitute Amadou Bakayoko, who scored for the fourth time in six games to take his tally for the season to nine.

Only three sides in League One have now scored more home goals than Wanderers.

And Evatt’s men will be looking to keep them flowing and the fans on the edge of their seats when they host Lincoln City on Tuesday night.

“If we strip back football, it’s an entertainment industry,” added Evatt.

“It’s a working-class game for working-class people who work really hard to pay money to this football club to come and watch football matches.

“If we can leave them entertained that’s the least we can do.

“We want to win, of course, but we also want them to enjoy what they’re seeing and enjoy what we’re doing and I think that’s been the case of late.”


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