IAN Evatt is on the lookout for ‘fix it’ signings in January, provided they meet Wanderers’ valuation.

The Bolton boss has already hinted that there is room in the budget for new arrivals when the winter window reopens in eight weeks.

Evatt is already assessing which areas of his Whites side are most in need of reinforcement but much like he did in the summer, he has underlined that Wanderers’ overspending days are firmly in the past. 

“It isn’t too early – and we’re looking,” he told The Bolton News.

“We’re examining where in the team and the squad we can fix, how we remedy the situation.

“That doesn’t mean to say we’ll be doing something in January but we’re certainly looking at who is available and for what price.

“There is no way the ownership group or myself will ever put this club under financial pressure. We want it to be run like a proper business.

“If we can do something, we will. If we can’t, we won’t. But there are always opportunities.”

Evatt has already stated that some players could be kicked to the kerb if they fail to meet his standards, even if they are under contract.

And he has not ruled out trying to move under-performers on in January if they fail to turn Bolton’s season around.

“Just because you have a contract at a football club doesn’t mean you have to stay here for the entirety,” he said.

“As with any business, if you are not producing the goods then there is a good chance you get moved on. That is the game.

“You have to fight to be at this club. 

“I played in the Premier League and I had to wash my own training kit.

“These players come into a palace of a stadium, a palace of a training ground, have kit washed, food cooked, they are living a dream. But fight for it.

“We’re climbing a mountain and trying to get to the top but there’s not enough ropes for everyone. Make sure you grab a rope.”