IAN Evatt admits his captain Antoni Sarcevic is one of three players “carrying” Wanderers right now.

The midfielder got Bolton out of jail with a 90th minute equaliser against Mansfield Town but the point was not one Evatt was going to write home about.

Disappointed with the second half display, the head coach urged the rest of the squad to raise their game to match the few who were matching his high standards.

“First half we played well, we were fluid at times but probably didn’t create enough,” he said. “We had a half-fit centre forward and were struggling for striker options so we tried to dominate the middle of the pitch.

“Sarce had a great shot, great save, Ali Crawford had a couple of opportunities we didn’t take, but other than that there was nothing in the game.

“Second half we didn’t get out of the blocks at all and got outrun in midfield, physically, and that’s why we made the changes.

“When we conceded the goal we started to play with an intensity and tempo again. It seems like we have to go behind before we show the right intensity again.

“There are two or three who have been outstanding of late and they are carrying most of the team. We all know who they are – Ricardo Santos, Antoni Sarcevic and Ryan Delaney – they have been outstanding, game on game. And I feel for them because some of the others are letting them down.

“We have to keep improving but those messages have to come from inside the dressing. They have to start getting angry with each other and wanting more.

“We are demanding as coaching staff, of course, but sometimes you need to hear it from one of your team-mates.

“The pleasing thing is we kept going and we got a great goal with a great pass.

“We’re getting bodies back and we’re massively short at the top end of the pitch, particularly carrying niggles and knocks.

“Eoin Doyle isn’t far away, Shaun Miller got minutes which will do him the world of good, Lloyd Isgrove is back but they are nowhere near match fit. We need them back and ready so we have got some firepower at the top end of the pitch.”