WANDERERS head back out on the road this weekend with words of caution from manager Ian Evatt ringing in their ears.

Having rediscovered a semblance of form at the University of Bolton Stadium, the Whites face Stevenage in their first away fixture since a 4-0 Halloween humbling at Leyton Orient.

Evatt has managed to put back-to-back competitive wins together for the first time since then, beating Salford City in the league and Newcastle United’s Under-21s in the Papa John’s Trophy.

But the Bolton boss has encountered one too many false dawns already this season and as such urged his players not to get over-confident despite an improving mood in the camp.

“We have to build on the two results we have got,” Evatt told The Bolton News. “Going to Stevenage won’t be an easy game, I don’t care where they are in the division.

“For me, the two A’s are important on Saturday – and that’s attitude and application. If we go there with the right attitude and apply ourselves correctly in the right manner then I am sure we can get the right result.

“We have to be ready to roll our sleeves up, do the dirty side of it, and then hopefully our football technique will take over.”

Wanderers have never met Stevenage – promoted to the Football League in 2010 – in a competitive fixture and will be expected to build on their televised performance last Friday.

Matt Gilks will take on the keeper’s role again after sitting out in midweek while a close eye will be kept on midfielder Tom White, who has been nursing a knee problem.

Evatt is concerned that focus will be lost if Wanderers begin looking at the league table, where three of their next four opponents are currently rooted in the bottom four.

And having had his fingers somewhat burned by talk of promotion intention in his opening few months at the club, the message coming from the manager during his pre-match press conference was one of focus.

“We need to go there and play to the levels that I know we can, and if we do then we’ll get the right result. But we can’t look beyond Stevenage,” he said.

“Everybody starts talking about we play the bottom three in the next three games.

“That’s a banana skin in itself and there’s expectation again, but first and foremost, on the football side and the playing group and the staff, we need to concentrate firmly on Stevenage.

“Give them the respect they deserve and make sure we go there and attack the game, start well and if we do that, I’m more than confident that we’ll get the right result.”