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Ian Evatt sets his expectations for Jon Dadi Bodvarsson at Bolton Wanderers

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Jon Dadi Bodvarsson completed his permanent move from Millwall to Bolton Wanderers on a contract until the end of next season on Thursday.

The Icelandic striker had been frozen out in South London under Gary Rowett and will be looking for a fresh start as Bolton look to push for a top half finish in League One.

Ian Evatt has backed the 29-year-old to hit the ground running at The UniBol and explained that his goals return at The Den is not a concern when he spoke to The Bolton News.

He said: “People might well look at his goal record but what they need to understand is that he hasn’t played at this low a level before, and secondly that he hasn’t played for us before.

“We create a lot of chances and that will be different to Millwall in the Championship or Reading, at times.

“We must judge him once he is in our system and knowing the way we play.

“I am confident he will come in and score goals for us.”

Bodvarsson became the Trotters’ fifth addition of the transfer window and will likely get the chance to build a relationship with Dion Charles at the top of the pitch in the coming months.

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With Bolton just five points above the relegation zone in League One, it is important that Bodvarsson at least plugs the gap left behind by Eoin Doyle after the Irishman departed for St Patrick’s Athletic this month.

The final ten days of the window may well become more focused on ensuring Bolton keep hold of their best players having already completed significant business to strengthen the squad.

Dapo Afolayan has shown quality way above League One level at times this season and could be an attractive proposition for some Championship sides to consider in the next week or so.

Evatt will be backing his coaching ability to get more out of Bodvarsson than Rowett was able to at Millwall, and with the step down a level, the Icelandic will be confident that he can have more of an impact.


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