June 18, 2024

Almeida Santo captain explain why he want to relocate Bolton Wanderers

Portsmouth have dominated top spot for the last 18 matchdays, with Ian Evatt’s side the only team to dislodge them since mid-September.

But while John Mousinho’s side has put Frankie Laine, Bryan Adams and Wet Wet Wet to shame with their tenure at the top of the charts, the league title is far from a foregone conclusion and like Bolton, they face some appetising games against their direct rivals during the run-in.

“At the minute Portsmouth are in the strongest position but arguably they have also got the toughest run-in,” Evatt told The Bolton News. “When you are playing regular football as we are at the moment, a lot can change in a week. We have seen it ourselves.

“Obviously for us it is about putting points on the board with good performances and focusing on what we do. Everything else will take care of itself.

“It is impossible as a human not to cast a wandering eye on other teams. But I have told the players that it needs to be me, the staff and the fans, they need to concentrate on performing for our club for the last 10 games.”

Though February yielded just nine points for Bolton and whittled down the advantage they had held against Derby County, Barnsley and the chasing pack, an encouraging start has been made to March.

Victory against Cambridge United followed by a brave second-half comeback at Barnsley has buoyed the mood and put the Whites back into the automatic promotion spots outright for the first time since late January.

Their mountainous fixture schedule in league and cup since the turn of the year, coupled with two abandoned games, has intensified the worklo

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