Evatt: In It Together

Ian Evatt is backing Wanderers’ united front to keep them firing on all cylinders.

Evatt’s men clocked up a fourth successive League One win with a controlled 2-0 victory over Lincoln City keeping them in the top six.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson came off the bench to score the late second goal which guaranteed victory.

That followed a combination with fellow substitute Dapo Afolayan and Evatt believes the strength of his squad will continue to pay dividends as the Whites stayed up with the early pace at the start of a busy month.

“It’s still very early days. We’ve started okay. We’ve got 20 points from 10 games which is two points a game and if you average that over a 46-game season that’s automatic promotion,” said the Wanderers’ boss.

“That’s something we want to try and keep up, but we’ve got loads of work to do and loads of improvement to come.

“Picking team isn’t easy and picking benches is even harder.

“It’s really challenging for me to keep them all happy and on board but as a group they’re all together and want to achieve something and long may that continue.

“It’s an ideal start (to October) but there are seven more games this month. We’ve got two away games now which are going to be a completely different challenge.

“Cheltenham and Forest Green are never easy places to go and we have to try and replicate that performance on the two away grounds to come.”

Wanderers were good value for a fifth home league win of the season as they kept Lincoln at arm’s length.

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But it needed a Dion Charles’ penalty to break the deadlock as the striker moved to five goals for the season before a superb late James Trafford save made it three clean sheets in a row.

“It was a good performance. It was challenging, it was tough,” Evatt added.

“They came with a strong defensive shape and structure and we had to be really patient and detailed to break it down.

“I think we created some good situations and opportunities but just our final finish or our final pass detail we didn’t execute very well.

“Having said that, the amount of chances we created against that kind of low block was pleasing.

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“We should have had a stonewall penalty in the second half and I think the penalty is definitely one in the first half.

“We’ve missed some good chances as well, so against a team 5-4-1 we’ve actually created quite a lot and the most pleasing thing for me was the clean sheet.

“They are those types of games where you need to keep the score nil and keep probing until you get the goal.

“We kept our focus and concentration and a lovely pass from Dapo and a great finish from Jon to seal it, so a good day’s work.”

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