Evatt: We Want To Make It A Very, Very Good Season

Ian Evatt doesn’t anticipate another 5-0 win but wants to keep the feel-good factor going as Wanderers aim for another League One success.

Evatt’s men made it four victories in a row with last Saturday’s remarkable five-star show at Peterborough as they marked the club’s 5000th league game in style.

The Whites set a high bar as their best away win in more than two decades lifted them up to fourth place in the table.

But with the celebrations at London Road now consigned to the history books, Evatt will send his side out to face MK Dons tonight with their sights re-set on the pursuit of another victory to help keep them in the hunt for a bigger prize.

“It’s our job and our duty to keep going and keep performing well,” said the Wanderers’ boss.

“Good teams don’t just sporadically turn it on and off, they keep the tap turned on all the time and that’s what we’re trying to do.

“Saturday was a very, very good day but we want to make it a very, very good season, so it’s re-focus and make sure we’re ready for Tuesday night.

“We’re not going to win 5-0 every week. That’s once or twice a season, if you’re lucky, that will happen. 

“We need to re-set and make sure, regardless of anything else, we win the game and really focus on our own performance levels to try and make that happen.”

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Wanderers’ superb run of six wins and a draw in eight league games since the turn of the year has seen them tighten their grip on a play-off place.

And Evatt is relishing the prospect of an exciting run-in to the season with 15 league games and a semi-final of the Papa Johns Trophy to come.

“We are excited,” he added. “There’s no shame in saying that. But we’re only excited because we’ve got an opportunity.

“The excitement comes from having the chance and the opportunity to be involved in big games.

“We’re going to be involved in some big games in the last third of the season and we’re looking forward to it.”

Wanderers face MK Dons at the University of Bolton Stadium where they are unbeaten in 10 games and chasing a fifth successive home win in league and cup.

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And after one of the most memorable away-days in Wanderers’ recent history, Evatt wants to maintain the united front which is spearheading the Whites’ continued revival.

“The best thing about Saturday was that five minutes after the final whistle and walking over to the crowd,” said the Wanderers’ manager, who has led the Whites from the bottom half of League Two to their current position inside the last two years.

“The crowd was amazing. There are really special things happening here - on and off the pitch.

“It feels like the board, the players, the staff and the fan base are so connected. It’s really palpable at the moment. You can feel the connection and how positive everybody is.

“Long may that continue because when you come together as a group, magical things can happen and we’re hoping magical things can happen for the last third of the season.”

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