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5 Things: Barnsley v Bolton

Anna takes a look at the game and picks out five talking points.....

Matthew Lewis

1) Andy Lonergan

I'll say it before you can even think about disagreeing with me. Andy Lonergan was the man of the match, hands down. Now I know maybe it's pathetic that our goalkeeper is our man of the match, but I don't even care. He was nearly flawless and I was supremely impressed with some of the saves he's made. Sure, I've always thought Adam Bogdan got a little too much hate, but Lonergan has shown that he's just as talented (if not more) and I'd be upset if he was booted as soon as Bogdan is fit again. Think before you act, Dougie.

2) Neil Danns

For all we know, today was Neil Danns' last game as a Wanderer. Obviously, I would love for his loan to be extended or even to sign him up for a season or two because he's been such a stable and consistent part of this team. But for now, today was it for Danns and what a way for him to go. The Leicester City loanee found space on the edge of Barnsley's box to cut inside and curl a perfect finish into the top corner of the goal, giving us the win. I worry we won't be able to afford him, but a larger part of me worries about what this team will look like if he's gone for good.

3) Zat Knight

Knight played for Matt Mills yesterday, as Mills is currently one yellow card away from suspension. Despite the fan reaction to Knight, he played very well in my opinion. He played a solid game defensively, hell he even almost scored at one point, and I think that perhaps time off the pitch has cleared his mind so that he can come back and be the player that Dougie Freedman saw in the beginning of this season when he made him captain.

4. Mark Davies

Who ISN'T happy that Mark Davies played the whole game? Oh, that's right. No one.

5. League Standing

This road win and clean sheet leaves the Wanderers in 17th place and only 9 points off Leeds United, who are in 6th place. It'll take a lot of determination and focus to continue our way up the table, but if we play it right, it's easily doable.