ANDY Tutte warned Wanderers to forget all about the league table as they prepare to face Oldham Athletic this weekend.

Though the Latics are currently propping up the EFL with just one point from their first five games, the midfielder has underlined that there can be no room for complacency in the Bolton camp.

Home advantage has virtually ceased to exist in the weird world of pandemic football, and Wanderers are still looking for their first win at the University of Bolton Stadium.

And though Ian Evatt’s side will start as favourites on Saturday, Tutte feels the team must learn from its mistakes.

“It’s strange,” Tutte told The Bolton News. “Grimsby were bottom, with what had happened to them with Covid, people expected us to beat them.

“But you’re seeing teams are at all different levels at the moment. Bottom is beating top.

“You just can’t look at the table, you can just focus on what you are doing, and we’ll have to do that against Oldham.”

Liverpool-mad Tutte watched his beloved Premier League champions humbled at the hands of Aston Villa before the international break, and he feels the absence of supporters inside stadia is having a real effect on player motivation.

“It’s happening, even at the top level,” he said. “Liverpool getting beat 7-2. It’s weird.

“It’s strange. I can’t even watch games on TV. I usually go to games at Liverpool but I can’t take to watching the Premier League games at the moment.

“I know it’s people’s safety. And here we’d be getting 10-12,000 a game, so it would make a big difference. “When they do come back those fans will be pushing us on, definitely.

“There are lads who haven’t played properly since March, you are seeing teams even at international level getting beaten, it’s down to the situation.

“It’s frustrating not having fans but we’re the footballers who have to get it right.”

After the win at Harrogate, last weekend’s goalless draw against Grimsby came as a jolt to the system for some in the camp.

The performance was not well received by supporters – and Evatt himself was critical of some of the attacking elements on the day.

Tutte is convinced, however, that this month will end with Bolton in a much more secure league position.

“We got beat the first three games but now we’ve had four points out of six. You win next week it’s seven from nine,” he said.

“We could be talking about something completely different the end of the month, a situation where we’re looking at the top of the table.

“It’s going to be hard work at times with the way the manager wants to play, with energy and to pass the ball. We can’t dwell on it for too long.

“Every game isn’t the same at this level, you can’t always play nice, fancy football.

“Sometimes it’s about grinding results out. If we win that game 1-0 it doesn’t look nice but we get the three points.” Meanwhile, Wanderers have confirmed that all of their remaining midweek home games in 2020 will now kick-off at 7pm.

Three fixtures are affected – against Bradford City on October 27, Mansfield Town on November 3 and Southend United on December 1.

The away fixture at Barrow on Tuesday, October 20, will also kick-off at the earlier time of 7pm.