Bolton are using an algorithm taken from a 'big' Premier League club which measures the distance Wanderers are covering as a team and can help increase their chances of victories.
The Trotters claimed their first home win of the season in midweek against Bradford City.
Nathan Delfouneso's first half goal proved to be enough to secure three points, with Billy Crellin's save from Billy Clarke's penalty after the break helping to ensure Wanderers were victorious.
Ian Evatt shared that the Trotters are using an algorithm which he developed at previous club Barrow and borrowed from a 'big' unnamed Premier League club.
The Bolton head coach revealed that the Trotters covered 12km as a team in the midweek victory, which in turn meant they had a high chance of securing three points, according to the algorithm.
And Evatt says all players in his squad are aware of the specific standards required in each position and the numbers they need to hit, or they will not be starting games.
Evatt said: “Players nowadays and especially in the midst of the pandemic, with what we have gone through in sport during the lockdown, we are picking up soft tissue injuries as well as all the Covid protocol and players making sure they look after themselves 24-seven.
“It is tough but I must say that on Tuesday our physical data and output was exceptional.
“To give you a short story – we came up with an algorithm that I developed at Barrow taken from a big, big Premier League team which basically shows that if you hit a certain distance covered as a team, goalkeepers exempt, then you have X per cent chance of winning a game.
“The distance we covered as a team on Tuesday night was 12k and that gave us a 95% chance of winning the game.
“It isn’t rocket science. If you are running harder and better than your opposition you give yourself a better opportunity to win football matches.
“Antoni Sarcevic and Ali Crawford both covered 12k, which is fantastic for midfield players at this level. We need to look after them and see that they can back that data up but the lads are certainly in a good place at the moment.
“We all know now that I don’t shy away from telling them what I expect and my standards.
“The lads all know their specific position metrics and the numbers I expect them to hit, and if they don’t I want to know why.
"If they don’t do it consistently then they will be out of the team, they know that. There’s no hidden agenda."