IAN Evatt says he won’t over-react to last weekend’s heavy defeat against Port Vale by ripping up his winning formula.

The Wanderers boss takes his side to Walsall tomorrow expecting significant improvement from the players who were humbled on home turf last time out.

But he refuses to make huge alterations to what had become a settled line-up during November – including a five-game winning run which was enough to win him the manager of the month award.

Versatile attacker Lloyd Isgrove looks a strong bet to come into the side for his first league start, as does midfielder Tom White.

Evatt also accepts he has a decision to make in defence after a hugely disappointing performance against Vale.

“If I was one of the ones out of the team I’d be knocking on the door and saying ‘hang on, you just conceded six at home’ but equally if I was in the team I’d say we’ve won the previous five and the back three has been a huge part of it,” he said.”Dilemmas are what managers want. You live and die by decision making.

“But whoever we pick, I have firm faith that we will do better than last weekend.

“The only area I haven’t got a decision to make is the centre-forwards, because I haven’t got any.

“Eoin Doyle and Nathan Delfouneso pretty much pick themselves, which is fine at the moment because they have been playing really well.

“Everywhere else is up for grabs. There are decisions to be made on Saturday but this isn’t the time for mass change.

“We have played well for a period of games and we all felt we’d go into that Port Vale game and have a very good chance of winning it. We didn’t, so we learn a lesson without having to panic.”

Evatt is also confident he will get to work with Peter Kioso for the remainder of the season despite Luton Town boss Nathan Jones recently expressing some regret at sending the youngster out on loan.

“Peter’s doing fantastic and as far as we’re concerned, I’ve had no dialogue with Nathan so I don’t envisage that he will recall Peter in January,” he said.

“Peter is a young player. He’s only 21-years-old, we have to remember that. He signed on a season-long loan to give him experience.

“He’s loving his football, he’s thoroughly enjoying it. You speak to Peter himself and he will tell you that for now, he wants to be here helping us get where we want to be and that’s what’s important.”