Evatt | We're Going To Need Everybody

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Ian Evatt expects everyone to play a role as Wanderers try to keep pushing for the top.

The Whites are closing in on a first signing of the January transfer window as they prepare for Saturday’s trip to Carlisle United.

And with a busy three months to the end of the regular League One campaign, Evatt knows it will take maximum effort from his entire squad to sustain Wanderers’ promotion push.

“We're going to need everybody,” said the Wanderers’ boss. “We're going to need the whole squad, hopefully some new recruits, and Gethin (Jones) returning at a stage when Australia have hopefully won the (Asian Cup) tournament.

“We just have to be ready for every challenge. We've got 20 league games and hopefully some more cup games to go. Every game has vital importance now but we're in a great position.

“Everything is in our hands and we have to go out and earn it now. We have won the most games in the league, from the least amount of games, so as it stands our points-per-game is the best in the league.

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“Obviously we're not where we want to be and that is top. We're going to work really hard to try and make that happen, but it's games like this we have to go out and earn that place and earn victories and points and we'll be ready for it.”

Wanderers head to Brunton Park – where they will be backed by close to 3,000 travelling fans in their first permitted visit since March, 1988 – looking to make it six wins from their last seven league games.

The only blip in that run was a 1-0 loss at Leyton Orient last Saturday before the Whites bounced back in mid-week to beat Cheltenham Town by a similar scoreline.

That result put the Whites two points behind leaders Portsmouth with two games in hand and Evatt is looking to build on that 17th victory of the campaign to overcome a Carlisle side which won the reverse fixture in early October and is scrapping near the foot of the table.

“Winning is the all-important thing,” he told Wanderers TV. “But the way we are as a club, and the way we are as a team, is we focus on our own processes and performances.

“We know we can play better than we did on Tuesday and if we can do that it gives us a great chance of winning. Winning is the all-important thing, of course, but the more we can play well, the better opportunities we have to win football matches and that starts on Saturday.

“It's never been an easy place to go. It's always intense, aggressive, intimidating and we have to go there with the right attitude, first and foremost, and then hopefully perform better than we did on Tuesday.”

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