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Evatt: Let's Enjoy This

Boss keeps focus on form and fun as Wanderers aim to extend winning run

15 February 2022

Ian Evatt wants everyone to keep enjoying the ride as Wanderers head for Burton on the next stop of their roller-coaster League One journey.

In-form Wanderers are firmly on the up after turning their fortunes around with an inspired run of six wins in their last seven games.

A superb return of 19 points from a possible 21 has hauled them up to the fringes of the play-off places.

Victory at Burton tonight (Tuesday) would put Evatt’s men just five points outside the top six with 14 games to play.

But the Wanderers' boss is prepared to let the league table look after itself as his side aims to keep serving up the wins and the entertainment following Saturday’s 3-2 success at high-flying Oxford, which made it 14 goals scored in the last five games.

“We are an attacking team and we feel like we can score right now,” said Evatt.

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“The players are full of confidence. It’s good that we went behind twice on Saturday and didn’t panic.

“We kept going and got our equalisers pretty quickly and then went on to win the game and once you get that belief it can be hard to stop.

“I’m obviously pleased. We’ve come a long way in a short space of time.

“Things have improved drastically but we’re still nowhere near where we want to be. We’ve got a lot of time to make up for.

“Our margin for error is little. We have still got margin for error but not a great deal.

“We’ve got to continue winning football matches.

“For now, though, I think we should just enjoy the run that we’re on and enjoy some of our football and performances.

“We’ve suffered a bit this season and you have to enjoy these spells when they come because it’s not easy winning football matches.

“It’s certainly not easy winning consistently at this level so for now it’s just keep our focus, keep our minds on the job and keep working hard.”

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Wanderers were backed by a superb away following of 1,750 at Oxford, where Amadou Bakayoko’s late goal secured a fifth away win of the season.

The Whites are again close to selling out their contingent for the trip to the Pirelli Stadium where Wanderers will be looking to build on an unbeaten three-match away run against the mid-table Brewers.

Evatt will be without midfielder Kieran Lee and could make other changes as Wanderers look to stay in the groove and clear the latest obstacle on their climb up the division.

“It’s an old cliché but for now we’re not looking at league tables,” added the Whites’ boss.

“We’re concentrating on performances and results. And if we keep getting those then we’ve got a chance of moving higher up the league.

“There’s so much football to be played that it becomes irrelevant what other teams are doing and what the league looks like.

“We just need to concentrate on ourselves and focus on our performance and predominantly getting results. And if we can do that, I’m sure we’ll move up the table.

“This game poses a completely different challenge to the one Oxford did.

“We kind of already the conditions we’re going to face and the pitch we’re going to face.

“Again it comes down to picking the right team for the right game.

“Luckily for us now we’ve got some good options and hopefully we can go there to find a way to get the right result.”


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