PICKING a player destined to be top scorer at Wanderers is no easy feat this season.

Ian Evatt’s side has already had 13 different goal-scorers in all competitions and while striker Dion Charles tops the list with four, wing-backs Conor Bradley and Jack Iredale have had more shots on goal than any two front men combined.

These are topsy-turvy times at Bolton – but Elias Kachunga believes spreading the responsibility to score could be the secret to success in League One.

The former Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield attacker has scored just once in 11 appearances this season but has been widely praised by Wanderers’ coaching staff for his understanding of the high-pressing game that Evatt has looked to hone since the summer.

Kachunga and other strikers may have sacrificed some of the glory with the way they are being asked to play but he reckons the high-energy approach can be successful.

“It is hard work but you see we get reward from it,” he said. “If we can keep playing like that the whole team can score, we are not just relying on strikers.

“As a striker you always want to score but if we can press like that and create chances for others, then that is fine.

“I have played this way at Huddersfield but it was maybe a little different for the chances we created for the strikers, now we play with wing-backs and that gives them more space at the back post than I had playing for Huddersfield.

“The press is really important for us because we can win the ball high up the pitch, not far from the goal, and can get the ball back quick. It is high energy but this is how we want to do it and I think you can see this season that it is not easy to play against us.”

Kachunga smiled when asked if he was offering the club’s any extra shooting practice at Lostock now that they are getting closer to goal.

“They are getting a lot of chances and they have scored a few goals already, especially at the back post. When other teams recognise that, maybe we will get more space as attacking players because it creates space in the middle.

“It is very positive to see everyone scoring goals and involved. We have had a few midfielders score and the strikers have started to score as well, so we have to keep going as a team.

“I think the goals will continue to be spread around the team because when we win the ball high up the pitch there are a lot of options, we have pushed players up there. The strikers, wing-backs and midfielders all have a good chance to score.”

Kachunga is pleased with his start to the season and has started three of the last four league games for Wanderers up front.

“So far I’m quite happy,” he said. “I’ve had a little run of games and started a few, so this is always good as a player.

“I think you can always see on the pitch I feel good, I try to help the team with my performance right now. We’ve won a lot of games, so it’s positive.

“We have strong team and a big squad as well, so there will be for sure rotation to keep everyone fresh and to go in every game to play on a 100 per cent level as well energy wise.

“We have one target this season, to stay as long as possible up there to go to the next league, and this is our target so we have to go in every game to win it and we don’t have anything else in our head.”