IAN Evatt says he is ready to be “ruthless” in the final week of the transfer window.

The Wanderers boss is still on the hunt for new recruits having brought 19 players through the door at the UniBol since arriving from Barrow.

Clubs have until 5pm next Friday, October 16, to get things over the line and Evatt says he is willing to wheel and deal, with the help of head of football operations Tobias Phoenix, in the run up to the deadline.

“I still think there are a couple of areas where we could strengthen,” the Bolton head coach said. “But I’m never happy, I’m never satisfied, I always want more.

“We always want to try to improve.

“You cannot stand still in football and if there’s an opportunity to improve the team and the squad we have to take it. If that means being ruthless and someone else going out on loan the other side then we have to do that because we want to keep moving forwards and impress and improve. That’s the most important thing.”

But with just under a week to go there is nothing imminent in terms of arrivals or departures.

“Not at the moment," Evatt added. "Myself and Tobias are always identifying targets and who we think will improve us in the team and the squad, and obviously with the injuries we’ve got we could do with strengthening probably one or two areas.

“But we are picky with what we want and we’ll wait for the right ones to come available. That may or may not be the case before the window shuts, but we’re always looking.

“As I said we have to be selective with what we go for and if the identified ones don’t become available then it may be that we need to wait, but we’re certainly always on the lookout.”