Evatt Pleased To See Pressure Pay

Evatt Cameron Jerome

Ian Evatt hailed his strikeforce as Wanderers turned on the power to record their second 3-0 win of the embryonic league campaign.

Dion Charles netted twice – either side of a Liam Smith own-goal – as Wanderers scored three times before the break to wrap up the points at Cheltenham Town.

Charles opened his account for the campaign with two excellent finishes as he and Victor Adeboyejo were too hot to handle for the Robins’ defence.

“We started the game really well and took over early. We managed to turn our pressure into goals, which is really important,” said Evatt, whose team sits top of the fledgling League One table.

“Some of the play and inter-changing was exceptional. We’ve worked very hard on that in pre-season and to see it come off was excellent.

“I thought Dion and Victor were absolutely outstanding. The way they combined, the way they linked and the way we played into them was excellent.

Dion Charles Victor Adeboyejo celebration Cheltenham

“The combination for Dion’s goal was outstanding. When they play like that, they’re a real handful. There were one or more two moments when we can still be more clinical and more ruthless.

“But I’m delighted with those two and with Cameron and Dan when they came on. Some of the connections and combinations around the box with Carlos and Parish show what they’re going to offer us. It’s an exciting group to work with.”

Wanderers made it three wins out of three in league and cup ahead of a home double-header against Fleetwood Town and Wigan Athletic.

But Evatt isn’t getting carried away by Wanderers’ rapid start, which sees them as one of four teams in the division with maximum points.

“It’s just a start. It’s important to get off the mark and have three solid performances and three clean sheets but I still think there’s so much more to come and unlock in this team. It’s a team full of potential,” added the Wanderers’ boss.

“It was a very, very good performance. I think the players had the right energy and attitude from the start. You can see a lot of the principles we’ve worked on in pre-season are coming to life and coming to fruition.

“It was a really good performance but that’s as far as it goes. For now that’s done, finished and we’ve got a big week coming up with two very important home games.

“Obviously Fleetwood first before we speak about the derby and our full focus now is on Tuesday night.”

George Thomason came off the bench to place his part in the victory at Whaddon Road, despite confirmed interest from elsewhere in the midfielder.

“At the moment George is our player. We’ve received a significant bid for him but that’s really as far as it goes,” said Evatt.

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