Evatt: Away Is Where It's At

Ian Evatt wants his men to be kings of the road as they aim to keep looking up the League One table.

Wanderers have taken 15 points from a possible 18 at the University of Bolton Stadium so far this season to sit sixth in League One after overcoming Lincoln City last weekend.

And the Whites’ boss knows topping up that tally away from home will be crucial to sustain a challenge near the top as his side prepares for back-to-back away fixtures.

“I think the home games will naturally take care of themselves,” said Evatt, whose men start their week away at Cheltenham Town on Tuesday night.

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“We’ve got fantastic facilities, pitch and a wonderful crowd behind us here.

“It’s away from home is where it’s at this season.

“Teams that finish in the top half of tables, and the top six in particular, have good away records.

“You have to find a different way to win – especially away from home – so it’s a great challenge for us to go and attack.”

Wanderers – who follow the trip to improving Cheltenham with a quick-fire return to Gloucestershire on Saturday at Forest Green Rovers – have a solid away record so far this term with just one defeat so far.

The Whites secured maximum points in their last away game at MK Dons as part of a four-match winning run which has propelled them into the early play-off places.

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And Evatt knows there can be no letting up as he continues to look forward to the next test for his in-form side.

“It is a good start to the season. If you average two points a game over the course of the season you normally get automatic promotion,” added the Whites’ boss.

“But in this division we still find ourselves sixth which shows how competitive it is and how difficult it is.

“That shows the strength of the league and the strength of the top teams in it.

“It’s going to be a difficult season. It’s really competitive.

“We’ve got that extra game at the moment but that counts for nothing unless you win it.

“For us, what’s gone has gone. We’re not focused on what’s been achieved so far. We are focused on the next game and the next game is Cheltenham and we will be ready to go.”

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