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Player Ratings: Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Bristol City

It's never pretty

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Another game, another poor Bolton Wanderers performance. Let's break it down:

Ben Amos - 6

The former Manchester United goalkeeper had very little to do, though a breakdown in communication between him and Prince almost caused a calamity when his deflected clearance flew over his own head and crashed off the bar.

Josh Vela - 4

He's not a right back. He's not doing too well at the moment, perhaps showing why Neil Lennon chose to leave him out of the side for the first dozen or-so games.

Prince Desir Gouano - 5

Showed a few glimpses of the old Prince, but also made a couple of simple mistakes which against a better side could have cost us the point.

David Wheater - 6

Has been our best player of late and continued this good form against Bristol City. Was largely untroubled throughout.

Jose Casado - 4 (Filip Twardzik - 6)

Another one who has played well lately, but Casado was poor. Replaced by Twardzik who really made no impression whatsoever.

Jay Spearing - 5

An improved performance on the ball and in the tackle from the former Liverpool man.

Darren Pratley - 3

The old Dazzer is back. Looked unfit and somewhat disinterested. Very poor.

Mark Davies - 3

Very disappointing performance. Played far too deep and went hiding when we need him to step up and take the game by the scruff of the neck.

Stephen Dobbie - 2 (Gary Madine - 4)

Dobbie was awful. Looked out of his depth which isn't surprising, because he was. Madine came on and was anonymous before himself departing through injury. He won the penalty, but little else.

Shola Ameobi - 5

Did well in the air and on the ground with some good runs and nimble footwork. Missed a penalty and also had a goal ruled out for offside. Our most likely goal threat, which tells it's own story.

Liam Feeney - 5

I take absolutely no joy in slagging him off every week, but he really doesn't give me much choice in the matter. Aimless runs, overhit crosses and befuddled movement all combines to make him perhaps the most frustrating footballer I've ever seen. Yet again he plays every week and yet again we all scratch our heads and wonder the fuck why.


Neil Lennon - 5

More questions than answers. Not at all responsible for us missing the penalty, but his decision to leave Max Clayton on the bench forever was questionable. Needs new signings and soon.