Ian Evatt is keen to bounce back from a tough week against Crewe Alexandra in the Papa John’s Trophy.

Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Plymouth Argyle came on the back of home defeats against Sheffield Wednesday and Premier League Aston Villa.

Evatt reckons his side have deserved more from those games but says they need to have “better execution” at both ends of the pitch.

“You want to stop the rot because in all of the games, we have ended up losing twice 2-0 and 4-1, and I think for large spells we have played pretty well in every game,” he told The Bolton News.

“We have to just make sure we are better in both boxes and continue the work we are doing between the boxes.

“But better belief, better concentration, better execution in both boxes and we will be better for it.”

Dion Charles impressed at Home Park, causing the Plymouth backline countless problems with his pace and relentless pressing.

The Northern Ireland international returned to action against Sheffield Wednesday after missing several games due to a thigh strain.

The Bolton boss is pleased with what he saw from Charles against the Pilgrims but believes there is still more to come.

“I still think there is work to do,” he added. “I still think he needs some more game time, some more sharpness.

“But there were glimpses of him coming back to himself.”

Evatt also reiterated his plans to give Josh Sheehan and Lloyd Isgrove some minutes against Crewe in the Papa John’s Trophy.

The pair have featured for the B Team over the past couple of weeks after returning from lengthy absences.

Sheehan hasn’t featured for the first team since suffering a cruciate ligament injury against Stockport County in the FA Cup back in November.

Isgrove’s last appearance also came in November, with the Welshman forced off during the 3-0 win against Doncaster Rovers after tearing his hamstring.

Eoin Toal could also be involved, having made his first appearance in a Bolton shirt last week as the B Team suffered a 2-1 defeat against Blackpool.

The young defender has been dealing with an ankle problem since joining the Whites from Derry City.