Evatt: Unbelievable Character, Unbelievable Belief

Ian Evatt hailed another show of character from his side as they again from behind to seal a priceless three points.

For the second time in four days, the Whites mounted a dramatic comeback to make it back-to-back wins and move up to fifth place in the League One table.

After scoring three times in 20 minutes at Accrington Stanley on Saturday, Evatt’s men struck twice in the final 11 minutes – including a 98th-minute winner from Jon Dadi Bodvarsson – to beat Burton Albion 2-1 at a bouncing University of Bolton Stadium.

“Unbelievable character, unbelievable belief and unless the group is very much together you don’t come back like that,” said Evatt after his side recovered from going behind to a 73rd-minute Sam Hughes’ header to register their sixth home win of the season.

“This is a really good group. The strikers have felt a bit of heat of late and I’m delighted that two of them have managed to win us the game.

“I thought the last 20 minutes we almost played angry after their goal.

“I wanted that energy and intensity but it’s so difficult when there’s so much disruption.

“Great credit to the players. They kept going. We thought after Kieran Lee’s one off the post and Conor’s chance, we thought it wasn’t going to be our day.

“But again, they kept going and managed to get the winner. It would have been easy to settle at 1-1 but we carried on.

“We’ve got a great habit of scoring late goals. We did last season and we’ve done it again tonight.”

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After Amadou Bakayoko had equalised with his first league goal of the season, Wanderers peppered the Burton penalty area in stoppage time and had chances to go in front.

But there were only seconds left when Bodvarsson crashed the ball home following a corner to reward the fans who helped urge Evatt’s side over the line to deny Burton a smash-and-grab and place outside the relegation zone.

“I think the fans were very patient,” added the Wanderers’ boss. “They could see what was happening in the game.

“They were frustrated, we were frustrated. But when you stick together and you’re positive, good things can happen.

“We all stuck together as a group. The players did, the staff did and the crowd were with them all the way and it’s ended up a really good night for us.”

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