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Ian Evatt wants Bolton Wanderers to take a leaf out of Manchester City’s book in how the Citizens have won 20 games on the bounce and apply it to their own winning run.
The Trotters are now in the League Two play-offs after going seven games unbeaten and racking up five wins on the spin.
The latest victory over Barrow came with a dramatic late winner thanks to Shaun Miller.
Earlier today, Manchester City recorded their 20th victory in a row in all competitions with a 2-1 win over West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium.
After the win over his former club, Evatt called on his players to replication the motivation that the Citizens players have shown during their sequence of victories.
And he wants Wanderers to develop an air of invincibility like Pep Guardiola’s side have fostered and developed in recent weeks.
Work ethic and aspects such as working hard and grafting for team-mates are qualities the Bolton boss wants to see from his side.
Evatt said: “All the fixtures up and down the league are tough, and if you look at the results, there’s always shock results throughout the league table, every week and every matchday.
“But we have to just concentrate on doing what we do. You’ve seen with Man City they’ve won 20 I believe consecutive games, which is incredible, but what’s driving them on? How are they staying motivated?
“We have to be the same and we have to keep motivated, keep our feet on the ground and keep striving.
“I saw Pep’s interview last week, he said that my players are just hungry, they just want more, they want that air of invincibility and that’s what I want us to have.
“Just humble hunger and desire to go and win a football match. I read Rob Kelly’s interview before the game and he was spot on, there’s things in football that the opposition cannot stop you doing, which is work hard, graft, make tackles, blocks, chuck your body in the way, a work ethic.
“They can’t stop us working hard. They can stop us with our technical qualities, but they can’t stop us doing that side of the game.
“Because we’ve got good players, if we do that well enough, we’ll end up breaking teams down because we’ve got quality, but it’s about keeping that work ethic, keeping our feet on the ground ,staying humble and keep working hard.”