Johnston Buoyed By Away Support

George Johnston is looking forward to heading home as Wanderers prepare for their seasonal opener at the University of Bolton Stadium.

The Whites entertain Wycombe Wanderers next Saturday after opening their League One account with a 1-1 draw at Ipswich Town last weekend.

Having deservedly led through Aaron Morley’s 25th-minute penalty, dominant Wanderers were then pegged back before the break by a Lee Evans’ strike.

And with over 1,400 Wanderers’ fans spurring then on, Ian Evatt’s men then dug in to repel Ipswich in the second half to extend their unbeaten league run to nine games and secure a treasured point.

“Overall it was a good point on the road,” said Johnston, who summed by Wanderers’ defensive effort with a number of crucial blocks.

“All I could hear was the away travel. It was a magnificent away support as always.

“We tried to put on a good display for them and hopefully they enjoyed what they saw and will come against next week when we’ve got a massive game.”

Over 15,000 home supporters have already booked their seats for next Saturday’s fixture, with tickets still on sale.

The Whites have lost only once at home since mid-January and will be looking to build on a solid start to the new campaign at Portman Road where Ipswich had been beaten just once since last November.

“There were a lot of positives to take but there’s also stuff we can work on,” added Johnston.

“A first game away from home in front of a good crowd was always going to be difficult.

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“I think we defended really well. In possession we can improve massively but we know what we need to work on going into next week.

“There were some very tired legs in the changing room but we will run through brick walls for each other in this team.

“Everyone has got each other’s backing and we defended for our lives.

“We were up against good opposition and that’s what was needed.

“In possession we weren’t our usual selves but you aren’t going to be able to play our usual stuff everywhere you go. It’s about finding a way to get a goal.

“We’ve got things to improve on and we know what we need to improve on going into next week.”

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