Bolton Wanderers are on the charge up the League Two table after what could be described as an under-par season up until the end of January.
Ian Evatt was facing the wrath of Trotters fans earlier in the season as the team were still in a lowly place of 20th after 11 games, and at the beginning of February Wanderers were still in 19th position.
But they’ve now gone on a five-game unbeaten run, including a midweek victory over Mansfield Town where they were 2-0 down with 78 minutes gone, only to produce a remarkable comeback.
The good form continued on their travels once again on Saturday as the long trip down to Southend was a profitable one, with Wanderers taking three points back to the North West thanks to a solitary Shaun Miller goal.
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Things seem to have taken a turn for the better since one particular man has come into the fold though and that is Declan John.
Bolton have taken the 25-year-old on loan for the rest of the season from Swansea City, and the left-back is proving himself to be the real star of Evatt’s system.
Since John made his debut for Bolton, they’ve won four games and drawn once.
John himself has scored twice in that time and after reacting on Twitter to their latest victory, the Wales international has been showered in praise by jubilant Wanderers fans.
— BwfcGoals ⚽🏴 (@BwfcGoals) February 20, 2021
Get that paperwork signed Dec, proper baller
— Josh (@Josh__bwfc) February 20, 2021
Sign on a permanent Dec, you’re absolute class 🙌🏻
— Asten 😼 (@Astxnn) February 21, 2021
You're too good for this league. So glad we have you
— James Jarvis (@Jarvisan247) February 20, 2021
sign a contract
— ben (@bencliftyyy) February 20, 2021
You simply are the best since Alonso. Seriously ❤️❤️
— David Yates BWFC 1969 (@DavidYa45654025) February 20, 2021
Please stay forever🥰
— Mark (@mark_bwfc) February 20, 2021
Yes you absolute beautyyy, ballerr 👊🏼💯
— Tom Lordy 🔱 (@TomLordy1991) February 21, 2021
Well played lad! Quality shining through! ✊🏽
— Ant Mac (@AntMac78945117) February 20, 2021
Another solid performance today Declen well done
— Sam_Martin (@Sam_Martin96) February 20, 2021
what a player, never leave
— bwfc (@bwfc789) February 20, 2021