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Ian Evatt targeting Doncaster win despite injury crisis

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Wanderers boss Ian Evatt says the squad has to “come together” as they battle through an extensive list of injuries.

MJ Williams and Alex Baptiste are the latest names to be ruled out, joining the likes of Josh Sheehan and Amadou Bakayoko.

Despite their injury crisis, Evatt insists the Whites have to find a way to pick up points and start climbing the League One table.

“It’s just our turn and our time really,” said the Bolton boss. “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.

“January is still I think seven, eight league games away so we’ve got to find a way until then. But if you’d have asked me last season, ‘can we have a period of adversity mid-table in League One’, I’d have snapped your hand off.

“If that’s what adversity looks like now for this football club after what we’ve been through in the last two years, we’re not doing so bad.

“As I said, we’ve just got to find a way, batten down the hatches and keep the ones we’ve got in one piece as best we can, support them as best we can and find a way to get results.”

Evatt admits having limited options due to injury is far from ideal, but challenged the remaining members of the squad to make the most of their opportunity and nail down a starting spot.

He added: “These players are part of a squad and they are part of a football team that wants to win and needs to win, so they have to take that on board.

“Given the opportunity that some of them have been waiting for, they have to take it.”

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