Evatt: ‘It's just not good enough'

22 Oct 2020 10:53
Published by: Scott Callan

BOLTON Wanderers head coach Ian Evatt blasted his players after their 2-1 home league defeat at the hands of Oldham Athletic.

The defeat left Wanderers in 20th place in the League Two table with just four points from their first six games.

Evatt pledged to work to turn things around on the pitch, declaring: "It's got to change and it's got to change fast because either they'll be changed or I'll be changed, it's as simple as that.

In a brutal assessment of the Trotters' performance, Evatt, who has brought in a host of players as he looks to build a side that can make a promotion challenge, said: "It just isn't good enough; it just isn't good enough from anybody.

"From one to 24 in the squad, they need to liven up and liven up fast. Too many of them are too comfortable, not pushing themselves, and just happy to be at Bolton Wanderers.
"They think they've made it because of what we've got around us. That's irrelevant. I don't see passion, I don't see drive, I don't see commitment.
"I don't see people wanting to run hard, run that extra five or ten yards, what it takes to help your friends out on the pitch. I'm disgusted with that performance to be honest and that's a strong word, but I'm disgusted."

Speaking about his disappointment at the side's start to the league campaign, he added: "This is a football club that should be doing better. It won't change my belief and what we do and what we're trying to implement."

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