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Ian Evatt issues rallying cry at Bolton Wanderers ahead of Wigan Athletic test

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Bolton Wanderers host Wigan Athletic in one of the more eye-catching matches in the Football League this weekend.

The Trotters have been a great addition to the third tier after earning automatic promotion from League Two last season and will relish the chance of facing one of the division’s best sides so far in the Latics.

Bolton suffered a narrow defeat against Sheffield Wednesday last time out but that will only fuel their determination to make amends on Saturday afternoon.

Ian Evatt’s spirits were high about Saturday’s encounter when he spoke to The Bolton News.

He said: “The saying is we want fire in our bellies and ice in our veins and that is how we have to play, really. That is what we are as a football team. We obviously are high intensity and high tempo, in and out of possession, but it is about that switch from being composed on regains, on transitions, and then finding the right passes and the right decisions.

“Saturday will highlight that because it will be an emotional encounter, but we have to be calm and composed. That’s the way we play football.”

The stage is set with a big crowd expected at The UniBol for a bit of a local derby and a game that could have direct implications on the shape up of the top six come Saturday evening.

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Wanderers’ high octane style will be a lot for Wigan to contend with in front of the home faithful, however it must be said that the Trotters have been stronger on their travels so far this season. The Latics have been one of the most consistent teams in League One with a host of summer signings hitting the ground running under Leam Richardson.

James McClean, Callum Lang and Charlie Wyke will be very dangerous and potentially just as clinical as Lee Gregory was for Sheffield Wednesday last weekend. Wigan can return to top spot with a win as Bolton look to right the wrongs of their frustrating display at Hillsborough.

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