Tuesday was the embodiment of our season so far, Bolton really shook themselves into life once they had fallen behind and rescued a respectable draw away to the highest scoring side of League Two. Prior to that, it seemed as though the Wanderers starting XI were meandering through the fixture and it was difficult to see any particular individual standing out from the crowd. That changed following the introduction of Arthur Gnahoua.
Gnahoua looked lively from the moment he entered the game and the forward’s second-half introduction injected energy into both the Bolton attack and it’s defence. His goal was a real treat as it showed the value of getting into the box and how his presence had motivated others around to increase their output as Sarcevic ventured in behind the Exeter defence.
His defensive work particularly caught my eye, the higher we are able to win balls up the pitch, the more likely we are to score from that starting position and this is something I think we have lacked. We are more likely to get in behind defences if they are not sat and ready for our attacks.