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Bolton v Brentford: Man of the Match - Matt Mills

Wanderers secured a valuable win over Brentford on Saturday, and it was a defender who edged the MOTM award....

Chris Brunskill

Neil Lennon earned his first win as Bolton Wanderers manager on Saturday - his charges securing a terrific 3-1 victory against a spirited Brentford side.

It falls to me today to nominate a Man of the Match - and I tell you it was a tough decision.

Several candidates for the award emerged when I sat down with some Hula Hoops (cheese and onion) to make my choice - let's have a look:

Lee Chung Yong

The Korean winger had perhaps his most effective game for Wanderers at home for the best part of two seasons. Played centrally behind the Joe Mason and Jermaine Beckford, he was involved in everything we did that was good and I hope he is kept in that position for the near future.

It might pose a few questions as to what we do with Mark Davies, who usually holds that position, but given LCY's emergence as a central attacking midfielder then he might have to make do with a role cutting in from the left which, given how well he took his goal, might not be a bad thing.

Andy Lonergan

I'm an Adam Bogdan fan, but Lonergan has perhaps his best game for the club on Saturday.

Dominant in the air and quick off his line, he commanded his box like Jussi Jaaskelainen in his pomp. He was unfortunate with the Brentford goal, but then again the whole defence (and captain Jay Spearing) had a hand in that little calamity. Otherwise he was excellent.

Matt Mills

Another candidate who had perhaps his best game for the club.

Granted he didn't have a great deal to work against, but he kept the Brentford forward line quiet with a strong and assured display from centre half. He was even semi-competent on the ball which is most unusual.

He should have scored from a corner in the second half, but otherwise he was excellent and is therefore the recipient of the Lion of Vienna Suite Man of the Match award. Well done Matt.


Agree with my choice? Either way, put your comments below the line.