I really enjoyed this afternoon's match. A win over Wolverhampton Wanderers is always good - mainly because they're a bunch of pricks.
Whilst a 2-1 scoreline might have looked tight, in reality it was a simple win, and one that should have been more decisive.
Anyway, less of that, and more Bolton Wanderers ratings:
Ben Amos - 7/10
He just looks so assured, all the time. He fumbled one cross, but still recovered to be his usual confident and competent self. Didn't have a chance with the penalty, but that's not his fault.
Lawrie Wilson - 8/10
Easily his best game in a white shirt, the former Charlton Athletic man was a menace going forward, and was rock solid at the back - so much so that Wolves had very little joy down his flank. Really good. Needs a haircut.
Prince Desir Guano - 8/10
Oh Christ I love him. He plays right on the edge of being absolutely mental - but isn't that what football is all about? He has moments of Zat Knight, but even more moments of Gary Cahill. I love him to bits and would be delighted if we signed him on a permanent deal. Kept £10m-rated Benik Afobe quiet all day and looked really confident as ever. Fantastic. Oh and if you dog him for one misplaced pass then you don't understand football. Who cares if he made an error, if the error didn't cost us?
Derik Osede - 8/10
A really good home debut from the former Real Madrid man. Despite his stature he was excellent in the air and alongside Prince he gave Afobe and the returning Adam Le Fondre a torrid time - which is really impressive given his own lack of match-fitness. Very encouraging.
Dean Moxey - 7/10
A really good first hour from the ex-Crystal Palace man. He's looking really confident at the moment isn't he? Thought he was quite poor, in contrast, in the last 30mins with Wolves getting a lot of joy down the right side, but his first hour compensates for that.
Mark Davies - 9/10
A superb performance from the former Wolves man. Did everything and was everywhere. Really suits the captaincy too. One minor criticism would be his reluctance to shoot, but he really couldn't have done any more to lay on goals for Gary Madine and Emile Heskey. Absolutely brilliant.
Neil Danns 7/10 (Josh Vela - 7/10)
A quietly efficient game from Danns before his concussion injury which will likely leave him out of the upcoming Sheffield Wednesday game.
Josh Vela came on and was his usual dynamic self.
Liam Feeney - 6/10
A strange game from Feeney who, despite scoring the opening goal, really didn't do anything else of note.
Zach Clough - 7/10 (Heskey - 7/10 )
Much more like it from our Zach who gave the Wolves defence a torrid time in the first half, before being hooked for Heskey in a move that prompted a furious response from some fans in the stands. Took his penalty really well and never looked like missing.
Wellington Silva - 8/10
Direct and attacking, the former Arsenal man was a superb outlet for the Whites, and gave their no.2 a horrendous afternoon which surely would have left him with twisted blood. One stunning run led to the first half penalty that gave us a two goal cushion. Really settling in and looking great.
Gary Madine - 5/10
The ex-Blackpool forward couldn't buy a goal at the moment, and looked nervous throughout. He failed with at least four chances, including two simple efforts in front of goal which would have brought an end to his own goal drought. He barely won a single header in the whole game, and on this evidence would be lucky to keep his position ahead of the Sheffield Wednesday game on Tuesday.
MOTM - Mark Davies - the ex-Wolves man was superb, and just edges out Prince as Man of the Match.
Returning Star - Adam Le Fondre - very poor. Spent the majority of the game diving and moaning to the ref.
Benik Afobe - Barely got a kick thanks to the excellent Prince and Derik Osede.