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Player Ratings: Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers

Having slipped to a fourth league defeat of the season to remain with only one point from five games, Bolton fans are now calling for Dougie's sacking even more vehemently.

Dougie Freedman is facing increasing pressure after Bolton's fourth league defeat of the season
Dougie Freedman is facing increasing pressure after Bolton's fourth league defeat of the season
Charlie Crowhurst

Following yet another defeat for Dougie Freedman's men it goes without saying there weren't too many standout players for Wanderers at Elland Road on Saturday.

The only positives to take from it were that Joe Mason had a couple of chances well saved by the Leeds goalkeeper and that Craig Davies is trying is heart out for the club. The problem is that the two strikers continue to receive little service from the midfield, placing more pressure on them to score from the scraps they are having to feed on.

And while the midfield isn't creating anything, the defence is consistently letting goals in. One of the main surprises on Saturday was that they only conceded one goal!

Wanderers should have beaten Leeds at a canter yet they lack the quality to put the opposition away when they are in control, and are simply too naive when the opposition has the ball - hence we let goals in.

Here's a look at this weekend's player ratings at Leeds:

GK Adam Bogdan: Yet another match with no clean sheet for the Hungarian goalkeeper, who can be held accountable for allowing Stephen Warnock's shot/cross out of nowhere to find the net. 4

RB Hayden White: The youngster impressed going forwards occasionally, but his defending looks largely suspect. 5

CB Matt Mills: Had a solid game at the heart of the Bolton defence. 7

CB David Wheater: Injured his hamstring in the opening stages. n/a

LB Tim Ream: Doesn't always look the most convincing at left-back, largely because of a lack of support from the midfielders in front of him, but didn't do a lot wrong at Elland Road. 6

DM Medo: Yet another anonymous match for the Sierra Leone man, surely time is running out on his position in the starting eleven? 3

CM Jay Spearing: Spearing gave his best performance of the season, including a good through ball to put Joe Mason through on goal in the first half. 7

CM Chung-Yong Lee: Somehow Lee is still getting picked in midfield, when he creates next to nothing and doesn't score goals. In fact, he completely lacks the composure to score goals, as his last minute miss is testament to. It's high-time Bolton got the highly-paid South Korean off their books. 4

AM Neil Danns: Danns has largely disappointed in the league this season, he's struggling to impose himself on matches and is creating very little for the strikers in front of him. Did very little against Leeds. 5

CF Craig Davies: Davies has probably been our most consistent performer this season, he's trying hard and putting himself about to try and give opposing defences a headache or two. If he can get a goal, I back him to go on a decent run. Again worked hard against Leeds. 6

CF Joe Mason: Had a couple of chances well saved by the impressive Leeds goalkeeper Marco Silvestri, and was unlucky not to put Wanderers in front. On another day he could have scored two or three, and seems to be forming a decent partnership with Craig Davies. Both strikers need more creativity from midfield. 6


CD Dorian Dervite (on for Wheater, 7 mins): Called into the game early on, and didn't do a great deal wrong. 7

CF Jermaine Beckford (on for C Davies, 73 mins): Freedman bizarrely brought Beckford on in place of Craig Davies with around 20 minutes to go. The striker missed an easy chance late on, and aggravated Bolton fans with a salute towards the home fans on his arrival. Beckford needs to be sold, and there are rumours he could be leaving on transfer deadline day. 2

AM Liam Feeney (on for Medo, 82 mins): Introduced to the match inexcusably late so didn't get a chance to make a difference, having been Wanderers' best and most dangerous player whenever he has played this season. Freedman has to realise that Feeney has to be the first name on the teamsheet every week. 6