Evatt: Same Again Please

Ian Evatt wants more of the same as Wanderers aim to book their place in round two of the Carabao Cup.

The Whites started their home campaign in near-perfect style with a 3-0 League One win over Wycombe Wanderers last Saturday.

And while Evatt isn’t dwelling on the merits of that performance, the Whites’ boss is demanding the same approach when his side meets Salford City at the University of Bolton Stadium tonight (Tuesday).

“It was a good performance on Saturday but it only counts for three points,” said Evatt.

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“You have to move on pretty quickly and we’ve done that. We’ve moved on to Salford now.

“We’ve watched a fair of them from the weekend. They’re a good team, I like the way they play and it’s going to be a good challenge.

“We have to show the same energy and attitude as we did on Saturday and if we bring that again then hopefully our quality and talent will take over.

“But, first and foremost, we must show that same desire and attitude we have of late.”

Like Wanderers, Salford have made an unbeaten start to the campaign with four points from their opening two games in League Two.

The Ammies have also kept two clean sheets and Evatt knows what’s expected to avoid a potential upset and look to secure a place in Wednesday night’s second-round draw for the second year in a row.

“This stadium and our history means that teams normally raise their performance level,” he added.

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“I’ve no doubt Salford will do that. We have to match that and be ourselves and continue with the performance levels we showed on Saturday.

 “Cup competitions are there for upsets so we have to make sure we’re not one of those.

“The league will always be our bread and butter and that’s the most important thing.

“But we also want to have good cups run and have consistency and get used to winning football matches on a regular basis.

“The cup provides another opportunity to do that and we’ll be prepared and ready to go.

“We want to win the game at all costs and get ourselves in the hat for the next round.”

Wanderers’ mid-week games now kick-off at 7.45pm (with the possible exception of the Papa Johns Trophy) and supporters are reminded that tickets – priced just £10 and £5 – will be available up to kick-off.

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