Bolton have a long list of injuries to contend with currently as they head into their next fixture against Doncaster on Tuesday night – and boss Ian Evatt has claimed to The Bolton News that his side have to ‘find a way to get results’ despite having a number of players sidelined.
The League One side have only just been promoted from the fourth tier but have already adapted a league higher and are currently just outside the top half of the table.
They lost their last league game to Wycombe but have put together some good results so far to lose just eight of their 18 games in League One so far.
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However, it could be about to get a lot harder for Ian Evatt’s side with the manager now contending with a number of players out injured.
MJ Williams has been a key player for the club so far this campaign and his absence was felt massively in their FA Cup exit to Stockport. He was back for the tie against Wycombe but was subbed off and is now ruled out again.
That’s not to mention that the club were already without Josh Sheehan, who has been a mainstay in the side but has recently been forced to watch on from the stands and Amadou Bakayoko, who has scored two times so far this year but has not played since the Crewe game.
With the injuries racking up, Ian Evatt has now told The Bolton News that he wants his side to ‘find a way to get results’ despite this growing list of crocked players. He said: “It’s just our turn and our time really.
“We have to take our medicine and just keep composed, keep our dignity, keep working very hard and try to keep the ones we’ve got fit in one piece. Our medical team, who are excellent, will have to work very hard trying to get these players back and soon and physically possible.
“But for now, as a group we just have to really come together.
“As a club, we have to come together. The players need the support and we have to find a way to get results and win football matches.”
Evatt then will be hoping that despite the absence of some key faces, his side can still pick up the midweek win over Doncaster.
Bolton have done well in League One so far this campaign, so these injuries will be a blow to them. They’ve lost some key players but they do have a squad capable of doing the business in the meantime.
MJ Williams is a loss, as is Josh Sheehan but there are capable replacements for both. That won’t stop Bolton fans – or Ian Evatt – from wanting them back in the side any sooner though.