Ian Evatt reckons Wanderers are on the verge of giving someone a “right good hiding”.

His side sitting fifth in the table as they go into the international break with the division’s tightest defence, the Bolton boss has no complaints with how things have gone so far.

Victory against Peterborough United on Saturday was typical of many performances this season, with plenty of chances created but few taken.

Evatt reckons if his side can become more ruthless in front of goal, a big margin of victory will be on the cards soon.

“I have been pleased with them all season pretty much. I think our performances have been very good, excellent at times, and today was no different.

"The pleasing thing if you look at it is there’s improvements to come because if we start taking these chances, we’re going to give someone a good hiding, but for now we’ll enjoy a victory and focus on Tuesday and a little break on the international games.”

Wanderers have conceded just six times in their opening eight games and went through 90 minutes against Posh with little drama in their own penalty box.

“I don’t think he (James Trafford) had a save to make,” Evatt added. “He was almost too relaxed at times, especially the first five minutes! He’s a great young goalkeeper, we think a lot of him.

“I’m delighted for the players because they deserved that win today.”

Evatt also confirmed that Jon Dadi Bodvarsson had not been called up for Iceland’s forthcoming games against Venezuela and Albania and so would be included in the squad on Tuesday at Tranmere Rovers in the Papa Johns Trophy.

“We need to get him up to speed again,” he said. “He has not been called up I believe so we’ve got another opportunity to get some minutes into his legs on Tuesday, which is important for him and I’m delighted to have him back.”