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Key Problems Solved? Bolton Get Third Consecutive League Win With Scunthorpe Victory


Bolton made it four in a row in all competitions with a 1-0 win at Scunthorpe.

Ian Evatt rightly sticked with the lineup that has served him well of late, and he was rewarded with a performance where we seemed to largely control the game, save for maybe a few minutes at the end of the first half.

It’s good to see the continued improvement, and the front two worked well even if they couldn’t get themselves on the scoresheet, in particular, Nathan Delfouneso’s work on the right to set up Peter Kioso for the only goal of the game. It was also a second clean sheet in three games since Matt Gilks came into the side, given the odd Ryan Delaney error we again looked fairly solid at the back.

Andrew Tutte also impressed in the centre of midfield. Part of the reason for the poor start was that area of the pitch. Brandon Comley was signed seemingly to be the player that Tutte is turning out to be, while Tom White struggled when he got the nod after his injury. All in all, one way or another, Evatt has found what seems to be the strongest eleven, with the midfield, goalkeeper and left back positions solved for now. The next task is to get a few more goals out of the front line.

We’re now just three points off the playoffs, although there are quite a few teams between us and the top seven, given the congested state of affairs. Our next match is at home to Southend, a match we should be looking to win convincingly.

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