IN the late 1990s there was the Vengaboys - a Dutch Eurodance music group; then came the Wenger boys, under Arsene at Arsenal. Now, Bolton boss Ian Evatt wants his side to avoid becoming the Jenga boys.

Wanderers are on a roll after winning three on the spin as they look to climb the League Two table after a stuttering start. But Evatt refuses to get carried away with the current momentum.

Instead he explained his idea of adding layers to their performances and development as a squad, and that means not forgetting the lessons they have learnt before and processes they have gone through to get where they are now.

"I’m a pretty confident lad and I’ve got firm belief in what I do and myself. Obviously results help build confidence and belief and the players probably needed these results to show them we’re on the right path, that we are improving. But we’ve got a long, long way to go and loads of improvement to come," said the Bolton boss.

"We were speaking this morning just about how we’re layering things up. Peter (Atherton), my assistant, used a good analogy where we can’t become like a Jenga block where we’re layering things up now because we’re progressing and progressing, but we can’t forget the initial blocks that we put in place and if you remove them, all of a sudden it all comes crumbling down again. That’s what we can’t have.

"We must make sure that we remember the things that we’ve learnt but then we add layers on and we improve and build on them."

One area of improvement beyond what Evatt and his coaching staff can offer on the training ground is fitness, and for the first time in a long time he is blessed with an almost entirely fit squad to choose from.

That, of course, brings with it a different set of dilemmas when it comes to picking his starting XI and matchday squad, but they are ones that he would rather have.

“I think it helps having players all available at once, minus Dennis Politic who is long term and Harry Brockbank who has been unfortunate with his injury," said Evatt.

"When they see competition for places it means a) you’ve got to make sure you stay in the team, but b) you’ve got to make sure you’re training well so when you get the opportunity, you take it. In turn that improves the quality of the sessions and improves the quality on a matchday.

"When everyone’s fit and available we have a decent strong squad and I’m pleased with where we’re at. But first and foremost, we have to make sure we keep them all in one piece and then the ones out of the team have to keep driving the standards to the ones in the team."

He added: "The most important people at any football club aren’t the 11, the 11 take care of themselves and they’re easy to keep happy. It’s the ones out of the team, they’re obviously going to become disgruntled the longer they’re out of the team so you have to keep them on board and in turn keep them pushing the ones in the team for when they get their opportunity that they take it.

“Of course it is not easy but I’d like to think that whether you’re in the team or out of the team, I treat them exactly the same. There’s no different treatment and they all get trained the same way and then it’s down to selection. What I say to them is just to take excuses off the table. Don’t give me an excuse to leave you out and if that means you’re late for training one day or you’ve not performed in a session, then that’s an excuse you’ve given me. Make sure the excuses are taken away from me and make it as hard as possible for me to leave you out."