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Bolton Wanderers: Ian Evatt urges players to 'stay calm' after Derby loss

Bolton Wanderers manager Ian Evatt has told his players to "stay calm" despite their loss to Derby County in Saturday's big promotion game.

A 1-0 defeat at Pride Park means Bolton are now four points behind the Rams with just seven games to play.

With the Whites not playing this week due to the international break, that gap could be seven before they are next in action.

"There is a lot of football left. We have to stay calm," Evatt said.

Bolton would have gone second with a victory over Derby, but Kane Wilson's late header secured the points for the home side.

It means Evatt's men are playing catch-up, with the Rams having a chance to move further clear in second when they go to Northampton Town on Saturday.

But the Bolton manager is bullish about his team's prospects.

"Seven games to go, it can change in a heartbeat," Evatt told BBC Radio Manchester.

"We're the chasers, everyone will think it's done. I can assure you, it's not."