Ian Evatt believes Jon Dadi Bodvarsson is starting to get totally on top of things at Bolton Wanderers and is adamant that issues will begin going fellow striker Dion Charles’ manner once more as his aim drought continued.
Dapo Afolayan put the hosts in entrance earlier than half-time in opposition to Accrington Stanley on the College of Bolton Stadium together with his 14th strike of the season as Wanderers went in main on the break yesterday on Easter Monday.
Jay Wealthy-Baghuelou leveled for the guests early within the second half earlier than Jon Dadi Bodvarsson got here off the bench to fireside Wanderers again in entrance.
Accrington had a aim for Tommy Leigh dominated out for offside earlier than they had been diminished to 10 males after Rosaire Longelo was proven a straight pink card for fouling Aaron Morley, earlier than Bodvarsson scored his second to wrap up the three factors for Wanderers in a 3-1 victory.
Bodvarsson has scored six objectives for Wanderers since becoming a member of within the January switch window as he bagged his first brace for the membership.
Charles in the meantime has not scored since mid February after scoring six instances in his opening 10 League One video games since shifting from yesterday’s opponents Accrington in January.
Evatt believes Bodvarsson is an instance to all within the ahead group on the membership and that although issues should not going Charles’ manner proper now, they may in time.
He stated: ““He’s (Bodvarsson) a wonderful man. He’s a really, really good guy, a great pro, a really nice guy and the lads have really taken to him and he’s now starting to get fully up to speed and I think today when he came on and Friday he was absolutely brilliant. Led the line superbly, a fine example to everybody and we’ve got different options now.
“In the intervening time it’s not fairly going Dion’s manner however we all know it’ll. He’s simply bought to calm down after which objectives will come naturally once more. Baka (Amadou Bakayoko) is Baka and does nice issues for us. We’ve bought Dapo that’s scored once more right this moment and Kacha (Elias Kachunga), we’ve bought a very good group of ahead gamers.
“We’ll improve again in the summer and for now it’s just hard work, focus and make sure we carry this momentum through to next season.
“That’s the belief that strikers give you really when you’ve got forward players that you know can score, it doesn’t really matter if the opposition score. The opposition are allowed to score against you, it happens in football and it is about how emotional you get and how you cope with it and I thought we’ve managed now to deal with our emotions a lot better.
“We’re dealing with it loads higher and we’re staying and sticking to the plan and to get the second aim, Jon’s second aim was an impressive end after which the third one is actually pleasing however we’ve bought that confidence now that we will rating at any level and particularly late on in video games, it isn’t a coincidence, we hold scoring late.
“You saw how fatigued and tired they were at the end. Yes, they had 10 men for the late five minutes, but before that you could see them starting to fatigue and spaces were starting to open up and then when you’ve got players that can come and affect it off the bench, regardless of who I start, it’s a real bonus for us.”
More than 19,000 fans turned up at the University of Bolton Stadium yesterday in the second family day the club has held this season, with cheap ticket prices helping to boost the crowd numbers on the bank holiday weekend.
Evatt admitted his side has played better than they have done in yesterday’s encounter but he believes the connection with the fanbase has been well and truly built and he is ‘immensely proud’ of what is happening on and off the pitch at Wanderers.
He said: “We can play better than that but they’ve seen the team win which is good and they’ve seen that what we’re trying to do is the right things fundamentally and as a football club, I’m immensely proud of what we’re doing on and off the pitch.
“I believe the connection once more with our fanbase, the younger followers and seeing them sporting Bolton kits is what issues to me and us locally and we’re constructing that on a regular basis and now we’re getting out of the opposite facet of the pandemic and Covid, we’re capable of get in and across the neighborhood and the city and actually promote our model and id and that begins from Sharon (Brittan) and filters down all through the membership.
“It’s a great place and a great place to work and a great place to be involved in. I’m really pleased and immensely proud that I’ve got the job I have.
“I’m actually appreciative of it and we’ll do one of the best we will to get this membership again the place it belongs.”