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Ian Evatt says his team do not score 'rubbish' goals

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karlypants

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Ian Evatt reckons his team’s goals come with a quality guarantee.

Wanderers have scored 36 of their 48 league goals from open play – the highest percentage in the division – with Eoin Doyle’s solitary effort enough to beat Forest Green on Saturday.

Just five strikes have come from set pieces, which is the joint-lowest total of any team in League Two, with the rest made up of own goals and penalties.

For entertainment value, Evatt believes his side have offered good value through good times and bad this season.

“We don’t score rubbish goals,” he said. “I think if you go back through all our goals and I think we have scored the most from open play in the division, they’re always good passing moves, incisive moves, higher quality than I would say this division offers you at times.

“We had to do it again today to get on the scoresheet.”

More often than not, Doyle has been the man on the end of Bolton’s passing football, with the Irishman scoring his 16th of the season at the New Lawn to settle a fiercely contested game.

“That’s why we have him in the team,” Evatt said. “When you need him he steps up to the plate. He has done over the course of his whole career and he stepped up once again today.”

Wanderers were forced to work hard for three points on their first ever visit to the New Lawn, beating a side which has occupied a top seven spot for the vast majority of the season.

And Evatt admits the result was made even more poignant as it came in the week the club lost striker legend Frank Worthington.

“Football lost another legend this week,” he said. “He was a massive legend for our football club and we hope we’ve done him proud today.

“You see it from the top of the pyramid down to the bottom that these big games with teams challenging at the tops of tables are never open. They’re always tight, it’s always one bit of quality really that separates these games.”

Evatt also expressed his sympathy for Forest Green striker Jamille Matt, who was taken to hospital with a badly broken hand just a few minutes into the game.

“I think it’s also important that we wish Jamille Matt all the best,” he said. “He’s suffered a pretty serious injury so our thoughts and prayers are with him as well.

“I don’t really want to speak about edges or advantages when a player gets injured like that, as it’s never nice, so I wish him all the best.”

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boltonbonce

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Cajunboy

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El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf

Cheers Bonce, that was very interesting.

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