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LOV Awards: Vote For Most Improved Player

It's the Lion of Vienna end-of-season awards - get your vote in now!

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We at Bolton Wanderers are well versed with underachievement. We're quick enough to point it out (cough, cough, Liam Feeney), but at the same time we should be quick to recognise the opposite - when one of our own excels.

This particular LOV award is dedicated to those who have improved their game. To those who have risen from the primordial ooze to a heightened plane, grabbing for the stars, so to speak.

Your options are:

1) Darren Pratley

The Dazzler is perhaps the most popular candidate for this particular award.

His time at Bolton has been one of chronic disappointment, but this season and particularly the arrival of Neil Lennon has seen the former Fulham and Swansea City man move from a laughing stock to an integral part of the squad.

Robbed of a place in the team due to a torn hamstring, Pratley has been talked about as a potential Bolton Wanderers captain for next season, and let's be honest who saw that coming in August?

2) Andy Lonergan

Lonners has mainly been considered back-up to Adam Bogdan ever since arriving from Leeds United, but this year he took his chance when the Hungarian suffered an injury, making the no.1 (or no.24) spot his own.

He proved to be a reliable choice for Lennon, until his own injury woes when he was knocked unconscious in the away defeat to Nottingham Forest. Though now fit again, he lost his position to on-loan Manchester United man Ben Amos firstly, then to Bogdan upon his own return from injury.

3) Josh Vela

A slightly controversial addition to this list, but justified.

Vela has been floating around the first-team scene for a couple of years now, but this has truly been his breakthrough season. Deployed primarily at right back, few would argue with his inclusion at the start of next season, but let's hope it's in his best position - central midfield.

4) Craig Davies

A frustrating player, and one with great potential. The only trouble is that his hamstrings appear to be made of cheese-strings.

Davies has had a good season by his standards. He led the line with an almost Kevin Davies-esque verve in the early weeks of Neil Lennon's reign in charge, but again saw injury strike and rob him of any momentum.

Considering he had one foot out of the door at this time last season, he has done well to fight his way back into the side. With his contract due to end in a few weeks, doubts remain over his long-term future at Wanderers.

Now vote your little asses off.