Bolton boss Ian Evatt heaped praise on Wanderers youngster Harry Brockbank after the defender's move to left wing back in recent fixtures and hailed the response to getting a goal back against Cambridge.

The Trotters fought back after going behind at the Abbey Stadium due to Billy Crellin's own goal when skipper Antoni Sarcevic levelled before full-time for his second goal in as many matches.

Wanderers now sit 18th in League Two and have had two draws in the space of five days.

In those two games against Barrow and the U's. Brockbank has been redeployed from a place in the back three alongside Ricardo Almeida Santos and Ryan Delaney to the left wing back role.

And Wanderers head coach Evatt was pleased with what he has seen from the 22-year-old of late, as well as the response Wanderers showed when Sarcevic's equaliser went in.

He said: "Brocky is a great young player and he can play everywhere. I must say at times this season we have been like a leaky hose and I put my finger over one hole and another one appears and I am running out of fingers, that has happened.

“Brocky did great on Tuesday and he has done that again here. It’s what he’s about, he hasn’t let anyone down – his attitude, commitment and quality is very good. He’s got a bright future.

“In the middle of a pandemic when you have got 22 new players it is difficult to build relationships. They can’t socialise, they can’t go out for a meal or a pint, they can’t see each other really outside of training, so it has taken time to build those relationships.

“But all of a sudden people are putting demands on each other on the pitch. It can’t always some from myself and Peter (Atherton), we can’t commentate through the game.

"When fans return they won’t be able to hear us so they have to make pitch decisions for themselves and put demands on themselves to win football matches, and that is starting to happen.

“We went a goal down and Nathan (Delfouneso) grabbed the ball out of the back of the net, he ran to the half-way line and put it down again. That’s what I want, that relentless attitude and self-belief that we can score in any circumstance."

Wanderers still have just one win on the board under Evatt so far and are yet to triumph at home this campaign.

Next up for Bolton are Bradford City at the University of Bolton Stadium - a replay of the opening match of the season where the Bantams dumped the Trotters out of the Carabao Cup.

Evatt is keen to improve Bolton's form at the UniBol, and hopes to replicate the performance against Cambridge to help remedy that.

He said: “We’re all here to be shot at because we play for a wonderful football club with a massive fanbase. But I think I spoke some truths about where we are on Thursday as a club.

"We’re not overspending any more, we’re not flashing cash here, there and everywhere, we’re making ourselves sustainable. We’re making ourselves into a club that we can be proud of and that will take time.

“Sharon (Brittan) is doing a wonderful job but the players we are signing during that time have to be coached and taught.

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“When you are not getting results for Bolton Wanderers in League Two you are going to come under criticism but it’s about how you respond. But all it does is fuel my fire and here they have shown a bit of a response to that.

“Now we have a home game coming up on Tuesday and we have to sort our home form out, no two ways about it, but if we play like that today we’ll win more than we lose."