Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt felt the officials in the loss to Wigan Athletic were 'too aggressive' but admitted his forthcoming touchline ban against Plymouth Argyle is 'my fault' and something he must work on.

The Latics took the lead in the first half when Will Keane slotted home early on to put Leam Richardson's side ahead at the break.

Wanderers nearly equalised through skipper Antoni Sarcevic just after the break, but Wigan struck back with a fabulous strike from James McClean.

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Callum Lang added a third before McClean scored Wigan's fourth to compound Bolton's misery in a 4-0 loss.

Evatt was shown a yellow card against the Latics by referee Charles Breakspear in the first half, which means he will not be on the touchline this Tuesday evening at Home Park against Plymouth.

But though accepting his upcoming ban is his fault and something he must learn from, he believes the officiating against the Latics was too heavy handed.

He said: “I just felt from minute one they were too aggressive, the officials. I thought their attitude wasn’t really acceptable. I thought it was handball for the first goal, I thought we should have had one or two decisions.

“Eoin Doyle was clearly onside for the chance in the first half that they flagged offside and I was yellow carded. It is what it is to be honest.

“That’s my own fault and that’s something that I have to look at as well. I shouldn’t be getting yellow carded as often as I do. I’m a young manager and I’ll have a look at that and try and be better.”

His side have had a disrupted week after suffering a loss to Sheffield Wednesday last weekend, as well as picking up injuries in training to Kieran Lee, Declan John and Gethin Jones.

The negative performance was not something that Evatt foresaw and believes his team had a rare collective off day in the 'wrost game' for Wanderers.

He said: "We didn’t see that coming at all. It’s been a disruptive week. We’ve had to make changes, but that’s what football is and we can’t wallow in that.

"We have to adapt and overcome but what we do on the training pitch and what we’ve done in recent performances, that was completely different today because for me it was the confidence and bravery to go out and do it and execute and today, we didn’t execute it. Simple as that.

“It’s probably happened in the worst game for us. When you have one or two under par, you can normally get away with it, but when you’ve got the whole team more or less under par, you can suffer heavy defeats and today we’ve suffered a heavy defeat.”