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Player Ratings: Reading vs Bolton Wanderers

Friends of the site and Johnson Fold's finest, Tom and Jack Gibbs, give their ratings from Saturday's defeat.

Poor Again from Pratley
Poor Again from Pratley
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Ben Amos: 6

No chance with the goals, made a couple of decent saves

Josh Vela: 6

Anonymous, nothing wrong but didn't shine

Jose Manuel Casado: 6

Looked OK going forward although he leaves the left side exposed when defending.

David Wheater: 7

Wheater blocked everything and distributed the ball well

Prince-Desir Gouano: 5

Looked nervous in possession and it was his fault for the first Reading goal

Liam Feeney: 6

Feeney had a lack of adventure in final third and was not keen to take anyone on. He was lucky to score the penalty

Jay Spearing: 4

Characteristically poor distribution all game. Spearing looked disinterested throughout and was very unhappy when taken off.

Darren Pratley: 4

Was a poor all round performance. Pratley displayed a lack of leadership and composure when it mattered. The midfielder simply does not inspire confidence in those around him.

Neil Danns: 6

Danns got through plenty of work but was too slow in possession to cause anyone any problems

Mark Davies: 5

Davies was off the pace and conceded needless fouls. The creative midfielder had no conviction in the fixture on a frustrating afternoon.

Shola Ameobi: 5

Shola didn't touch the ball, stayed up top waiting for the ball that never came.


Gary Madine: 6 The 'goal machine' looked lively.

Emile Heskey: 4 Emile was poor and didn't win a header or challenge.

Max Clayton: 5 Clayton didn't get into the game and although he won a few headers, it was too little, too late.


Neil Lennon: 5

Of course he can only work with what he has but Lennon seems slightly naive with selection and set up.

Poor Afternoon

We can't see many positives from today. Bolton should have been 1 if not 2 up after 15 mins if not for two great saves from former Wanderer Ali Al-Habsi.

Unfortunately after that, we showed little.