YOU’D think Ian Evatt would be in seventh heaven after watching his side click into goal-scoring gear at Bamber Bridge – but the Wanderers head coach is proving a difficult man to please!

There was no doubting the improvement on last weekend’s debut outing at Atherton Colls, both in possession and in the way a new-look squad is starting to settle into his tactical plan.

There was a class gap on show for much of a sweltering 90 minutes but Evatt could see straight through the margin of victory and knows there will be times that his side’s finishing will simply have to be better in League Two.

Contracted strikers Nathan Delfouneso, Eoin Doyle and Muhammadu Faal all got on the scoresheet but a seven-goal victory could potentially have been double figures, such were the quality of chances being carved out.

“I’ll have to repeat what I said last week – I’m a perfectionist and am I entirely happy? No,” Evatt said after the final whistle.

“Yes, there’s massive improvement there but we are going to keep improving.

“The downside to it was that this is a side that is going to create a lot of chances and we need to have a more ruthless edge. When we get ourselves three or four up it shouldn’t take your foot off the gas, you should want to really hurt teams.

“If you look at the very best teams – the Liverpools or Man Citys – they want to go and score six, seven, eight; they don’t stop.

“I want us to be in that mentality of being relentless, continuing in the same intensity and when we have got teams by the scruff of the neck that we strangle them.”

A bigger margin might have been harsh on Northern Premier League hosts, Brig, who tried themselves to press high and play football where possible on a good pitch.

Blistering sunshine was always going to have some effect on the game but Evatt was happy with the physical improvement his players have shown.

“I take all those excuses off the table,” he said. “This club has lost football matches for far too long and we absolutely have to get used to winning them again. Those habits start here.

“People say it’s a friendly. I’ve been a footballer and now I am a manager and I’ll tell you there is no such thing. You have to want to win every single game – and I want to win it like that.”

The picture is slowly emerging on how Evatt wants his Wanderers to play, from the centre-backs striding out to create opportunities – as was the case with Liam Gordon’s perfectly crafted seventh of the day – or in the way Tom White and Brandon Comley knit together to ensure the back three are never swamped in possession.

“We will get fitter, we will get better. We’ve had three weeks at it now but there’s loads to come,” Evatt added.

“Final third detail definitely needs to be better and we need to finish more of our chances. It’s nice to say that winning 7-0 rather than losing 7-0.

“Defensively we still need to work a bit on that side of the game. We haven’t really done that yet because we have been working on getting the formula and foundations into the rest of it.

“Once we have that we can look at the pressing. There were bits and bobs there and we did it quite well, trying to win the ball high up the pitch.

“It’s about avoiding that disappointment. When you give the ball away sometimes as a player it’s ‘oh, damn, I’ve given it away’ rather than going to hunt it back. That’s what I am trying to implement.

“If we can win the ball back high up the pitch then we will really hurt people with our pace.”