Evatt: We'll Keep Believing

Ian Evatt believes the goals will start to flow again after the first UniBol stalemate of the season.

Wanderers were held to a 0-0 draw by Barnsley as their three-game winning home run came to an end.

But Ian Evatt’s men got back amongst the points after successive away defeats to remain just behind Barnsley and outside the top six only on goal difference.

And Evatt is confident things will turn after seeing his side extend their scoreless streak to three matches.

“Against that type of low block and so many men behind the ball it’s difficult to create really clear-cut opportunities and chances,” said the Wanderers’ boss.

“But we did probably have two really good ones we didn’t take but that’s just the way things are going at the minute.

“Obviously we’re frustrated with the lack of goals at the moment, but we’ll stick to our beliefs and keep believing in ourselves and hopefully that will change.

“I do believe the strikers will score. I do believe we’ve got an excellent group of players and an excellent group of strikers that if we stick together and stay strong they’ll come good in the end.

“We’ve stopped the rot after two defeats. There’s lots of things we did well today. It’s just that final third stuff but we can’t really make a big issue of it. We don’t want to become panicky and become desperate.

“We’re doing so much right. So much of our game against the ball is excellent and our record speaks volumes for that.

“How we are getting into the final third and our amount of final third entries is excellent. It’s just that last bit of detail; the last pass, the last decision, the last finish that’s been lacking.

“There are so many things we’re doing right and it’s easy to point the blame at the things we’re doing wrong.

“Everything we’ve done is giving us a base and a foundation to add that little bit of magic on the end and I think once we do that and click at the end of the pitch we’ll be a really good team.”

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While Wanderers were unable to find a winner, they did secure a third successive clean sheet to enhance the best defensive record in League One.

Barnsley – who had won their last three away games – barely had a sight of goal as they left happy with a point.

And Evatt believes that also reflects well on his team’s progress.

“There are so many positives to come from the way we dominated that game,” he added.

“That team beat Sheffield Wednesday comfortably at Hillsborough and we’ve completely dominated the game.

“There was no real ambition from them to win the game and that speaks volumes for how we’ve been doing.

“I think it just speaks volumes that a team that’s just been relegated from the Championship – and almost made the Premier League 18 months ago – has come here and sacrificed pretty much everything to stay with us.

“I just see it as a mark that we’re a good team and they’ve showed us the ultimate respect.”

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