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Player Ratings: Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Brighton

Chris gives you his opinion, whether you like it or not

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So it was a good game, and we should have won, but let's go through the ratings together dear reader:

Ben Amos - 6

The former Manchester United goalkeeper may look back upon his performance with a hint of regret. His flap for the first goal led to the Dale Stephens strike, although three goalkeepers wouldn't have stopped the second one.

Francesco Pisano - 7

The Italian defender was out on his feet by the end of the game - he ran all day long and looked solid at the back. Was somewhat underutilised as an attacking force on the right overlap, but it's nice to have some depth at full-back for the first time in yonks.

David Wheater - 7

The big-chinned banter merchant looked great upon his return to first team action. His Bolton Wanderers career has been quite stop-start to date, but the recent spate of injuries/mental lapses by Derik Osede and Dorian Dervite now give him a real chance to kick on - if he can stay fit.

Prince-Désir Gouano - 7

A quieter game from the Frenchman, who, despite a moment of misunderstanding with Ben Amos, looked his usual assured self. Played no part in the mistakes leading to both Brighton goals, but he was comfortable on the ball and is by a long way our best defender. Glad to hear that we're already working on a permanent deal.

Dean Moxey - 7

Another comfortable outing for the former Derby County and Crystal Palace man, who is making the decision to sell Tim Ream to Fulham look ever more sensible.

Mark Davies - 9

The best midfielder in English football at the moment - Davies ran the game from deep, and influenced movement further forward with his incisive passing and jinking runs. He's crucial to our play, and he's getting better every single week.

Neil Danns - 6.5

A quieter game from Danns which was marred by Jamie Murphy's reckless tackle in the second half. His goal went in via slow-motion, it seemed, but it came at a crucial time and provided the platform for Bolton to attack Brighton in the second half. He'll be missed, if he's out for a while.

sub - Jay Spearing - 7

Spearing came on with four minutes left, and was absolutely superb. He moved the ball on faster than Danns and this allowed us to counter-attack with greater speed which, arguably, led to our equaliser in injury time. Deserves his place back in the starting eleven for the Queens Park Rangers game on 3rd October.

Liam Feeney - 7

An interesting game from Feeney, who was impressively persistent on the right flank. A series of utterly woeful crosses all led to one superb effort in injury time which gave Gary Madine the opportunity to open his Bolton Wanderers account.

Max Clayton - 7.5

Clayton's long-awaited return from injury was met with rapturous applause from the 13,000 home fans in the Reebok Stadium yesterday. The impressive reception he was given was only met by his impressive performance - he looked his usual comfortable self on the ball and his attacking movement opened up space in between the midfielder and the attack. He looks taller too - maybe that's his haircut, which knocks him down from an 8 to a 7.5.

sub - Tom Walker - n/a

Don't remember him really touching the ball, and he also has a dodgy barnet.

Wellington Silva - 7.5

The world's most Arsenal player gave us moments of inspiration coupled with others which left fans holding their heads in their hands. Our most potent attacker, and also the source of incredible frustration. His final ball/shot needs to come a bit quicker, and he clearly exerts himself so much that he's knackered after 45 minutes, but our tactic of pass-to-Welly leads to chances, and he's an important player for us at the moment.

sub - Stephen Dobbie - 6

Not involved too much, but always looked to move forward and did alright against his former club.

Gary Madine - 7.5

The former Sheffield Wednesday striker will be delighted to open his account for Wanderers with a superb header from Liam Feeney's drifted cross in injury time. Neil Lennon claimed afterwards that Madine had led the line well - I can't say I totally agree, as the player looked uncertain throughout before his goal - but I was really pleased for him and hope that it leads to many, many more.

Manager - Neil Lennon - 7

The gaffer has built an attacking Wanderers side which, barring superb goals and the odd mental moment, look positive on the attack and solid in defence. I'd still like him to make his subs a bit earlier in the game, but at the same time I think he's our most important asset at this moment in time, and I fancy him to make a success of this job in the near future. He has his knockers online (attention-seekers, mainly), but the fans are behind him. How could you not be, watching his reactions to the equaliser: