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Player Ratings: Brentford 2-2 Bolton Wanderers

Wanderers salvaged a well-earned draw in their penultimate away match of the season, but how did the players rate in West London?

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With the drunken antics of two very naughty boys leaving Bolton Wanderers in the lurch, their non-boozed up teammates rallied to earn a solid point at playoff-chasing Brentford on Saturday.

A makeshift midfield featuring Tim Ream - although he switched back to left-back late in the first half - and Giles Coke performed well against their in-form opponents and a hilarious goal from Mark Davies was very welcome as he continues his return from injury.

Here's how we rated our Wanderers players at Griffin Park.

GK Adam Bogdan: 7

Boggers looks back to his best between the sticks for Wanderers, which is very welcome news as rumours from inside the club suggest he is one of a trio of players being offered new contracts. The Hungarian made several vital saves at Brentford, including a late save from Dallas, and very nearly kept out their second goal. Safe to say he's now re-established himself as the number one 'keeper after a tricky season.

RB Oscar Threlkeld 7

The youngster had a good game at right-back, some five months since his previous first-team outing at Norwich City. As called for on our podcast last week, Threlkeld is well worthy of his first-team opportunity and it's great to see him seizing it.

CB Doriant Dervite: 5

Not the best game the big Frenchman has had in a Whites shirt. He's looked a shadow of the player that largely impressed early in the season, and it's very odd the way that his form has dropped off in parallel with that of his centre-back partner Matt Mills.

CB Paddy McCarthy 6

Had a decent game alongside Dervite, but there were several occasions where Brentford seemed to wander through at ease. Has come in and performed well towards the end of the season, but whether he'll be an option if Mills is allowed to move on in the summer remains to be seen.

LB Dean Moxey: 5

Had an average game in his more familiar role of left-back before getting injured again and being replaced on 42 minutes by Mark Davies.

RM Liam Feeney: 6

Not great, not bad tends to be the regular assessment of Mr Feeney of late. If he's going to stick around next season then Neil Lennon somehow needs to teach him to improve his final ball. All too often he gets into great positions with his pace, then completely wastes the opportunity with a terrible cross.

CM (then LB) Tim Ream: 6

Solid performance from the American. A little unconvincing stepping up into midfield, but looked more comfortable when he dropped back into defence as Moxey left the field.

CM Giles Coke: 7

I surprise myself writing this, but Coke actually had a pretty decent game. Looked composed on the ball and had a good chance to score in the first-half, but I don't think he's a long-term option for us after his loan spell expires.

LM Tom Walker: 7

The youngster impressed once again on the left flank, and his ability to spot a pass impresses match after match. Lennon has admitted Walker needs to work on his stamina and he tired once again in the second half, but he's certainly been a fantastic find in the second half of the season.

CF Emile Heskey: 8

The performances of Emile Heskey are defying his 37 years of age. He's consistently bullying Championship defences and has built up a nice partnership with Adam Le Fondre. Saturday was no different as he dominated the Brentford defences, missed a gilt-edged chance that could have put us a goal ahead in the first half, but then set up Le Fondre's equaliser superbly. He's clearly not a prolific goalscorer but his strength up front is invaluable, and his form of late is rumoured to be earning him a new contract for next season.

CF Adam Le Fondre: 7

Another excellent finish from the little goal poacher to get us back in the match for the first time. Le Fondre has been superb since he signed in January, and it was great to see him linking up so well with Heskey. On form like this he has to be considered a must-buy for next season, should the opportunity to arise. Saturday's goal made him our top scorer of the season with 8 goals, which is impressive given he's only been at the club for three months.


CM Mark Davies (replaced Moxey, 42): 8

It's fantastic to see Mavies back and scoring, albeit in hilarious circumstances. He showed great determination to harass the defender and goalkeeper into making mistakes, and it's great to see his name on the scoresheet. Let's hope he can continue his return from injury, stay clear of injury, and get back to his best next season.

CM Eidur Gudjohnsen (replaced Coke, 67): 6

Worked hard when he came on, and interesting to see him drop into a deeper position we're used to seeing him in.

RB Saidy Janko (replaced Threlkeld, 80): 5

Good to see Janko come on for the latter stages, and I think we can expect to see more of him in the next game at Bournemouth.