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Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Blackburn - Player Ratings

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We won!

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Bolton Wanderers broke their duck in style with a hard-fought but ultimately well-deserved 1-0 home win against local minnows Blackburn Rovers.

Let's get straight into the Player Ratings:

BEN AMOS - 8

Another excellent performance from the former Manchester United goalkeeper who kept a clean sheet in the face of some decent Rovers attacking play. Comfortable in possession and with his hands, this was much more like it from Amos.

ROB HOLDING - 8

Another revelatory performance from the academy graduate. He was superb on the ball, won every header and threw in a couple of decent crosses too.

DAVID WHEATER - 10

Wow. A truly top-class showing from the ex-Middlesbrough man. He led from the back winning every single header and clearing his lines without any fuss whatsoever. A truly stallion-like performance from Wheater, one which furthers the calls for him to be awarded the captain's armband.

PRINCE DESIR GOUANO - 8

Recovered from a dodgy start, aided by some poor communication between Prince and his fellow defenders. Was dominant in the air and back to his normal self on the deck. A really good display.

DEAN MOXEY - 8

This may be his last game for Wanderers, but he was rock solid at the back and chucked in a great cross in the first few minutes that really should have led to Bolton scoring early on. Will be missed.

JOSH VELA - 9

Another one who could well be on the way out - with Cardiff City as the destination - but this was undoubtedly his best game for Bolton. This was the Josh Vela that we all knew existed within, and he brought it out when it was most needed. A brilliant performance and one that I hope leads to more, rather than becomes a mere memory. Please stay, Josh!

DARREN PRATLEY - 7

Back to normal, with off passing and some bizarre tackling - but Pratley was better than he has been of late.

LIAM FEENEY - 6

Barely involved. Had the beating of his defender for pace, and did so with great effect in the first half - but in the second he withdrew from proceedings and barely touched the ball. Poor.

MARK DAVIES - 6

Another quiet showing from the former Wolves man. Shunted out to the left wing, Davies was largely anonymous barring one shameful dive in the second period. Needs to up his game.

ZACH CLOUGH - 7

Clough was tireless in his endeavour, and perhaps should have scored in the first half. He is still working his way back to fitness and as such struggled as the game wore on, but he was still our most likely source of a goal.

GARY MADINE - 6

A strange performance by Madine. Scored a really really good goal, and worked hard up top - but he was poor on the ball and hardly won a header all day against admittedly tough defenders. Deserves to keep his place, barely.

Manager -

NEIL LENNON - 7

In the first home game since his public humiliation - Lennon stopped in his chair and let the game be. He wasn't the centre of attention for once, and this was the right thing to do.