WANDERERS are showing no signs of running out of steam as they head to Leyton Orient.

Ian Evatt praised his players’ work-rate over the last few games, revealing that running stats against Bradford City were at a Premier League standard.

Though a few injuries have been picked up – most notably to star striker Eoin Doyle – Evatt has been delighted by his side’s efforts during a congested fixture schedule.

“With everything we have gone through in sport during the lockdown, we have picked up soft tissue injuries,” he told The Bolton News. “It is tough to avoid them but I have to say, the physical data and output on Tuesday was exceptional.

“To give you a short story – we came up with an algorithm that I developed at Barrow taken from a big, big Premier League team which basically shows that if you hit a certain distance covered as a team, goalkeepers exempt, then you have X per cent chance of winning a game.

“The distance we covered as a team on Tuesday night was 12k and that gave us a 95 per cent chance of winning the game.

“It isn’t rocket science. If you are running harder and better than your opposition you give yourself a better opportunity to win football matches.”

Wanderers produced arguably their most convincing football of the season so far in the first half against Bradford, ironically missed by a lot of the home fans who were struggling to stream the game at the time.

“That probably sums it up at the moment,” Evatt laughed. “I might get some stick for the second half rather than the first half! That’s football. It’s pleasing, not that iFollow didn’t work because I want the fans to see us when we’re playing well, but that the data is starting to stack up.

“Antoni Sarcevic and Ali Crawford both covered 12k, which is fantastic for midfield players at this level. We need to look after them and see that they can back that data up but the lads are certainly in a good place at the moment.”

Evatt could make changes to keep things fresh at Brisbane Road, with Tom White now fully fit and Lloyd Isgrove potentially available again after injury.

And Evatt says those who have not featured recently know exactly what levels they must reach to ensure that standards do not slip.

“We all know now that I don’t shy away from telling them what I expect,” he said.

“The lads all know their specific position metrics and the numbers I expect them to hit, and if they don’t I want to know why. If they don’t do it consistently then they will be out of the team, they know that. There’s no hidden agenda.”