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Player Ratings: Peterborough United 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

Bolton’s winning run in the league came to an end, here is a look at individual performances.

Peterborough United v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet League One Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images

Mark Howard – N/A

The first choice keeper was only on the pitch for about 10 minutes before being brutally attacked. He had very little to do in that time so there is no real point in giving him a rating.

Ben Alnwick – 4

I think that the back-up keeper should have saved the Peterborough goal. His hand was at the right level to make the save and I think he will be disappointed that he didn’t get a hand to it.

On top of that some of his distribution was poor one time leading to a clear cut opportunity for the home side to take the lead and another resulting in a long range attempt at the empty net which came to nothing. He also seemed to take his time when clearing inviting pressure which I did not like.

Andrew Taylor – 7

He made some decent runs forward and looked solid at the back. A few good crosses aside though it was a fairly routine, all be it solid, performance from the left back.

David Wheater – 7

Another solid performance from Wheater who did little wrong and nothing spectacular.

Mark Beevers – 7

Like Wheater he looked solid while doing nothing spectacular, their partnership continues to be vital for Bolton.

Lawrie Wilson – 6

Threatened to be the weak link in the Bolton defence all afternoon. Got away with it but on another day some sloppy play could have cost us.

Tom Thorpe – 5

I did not think Thorpe was all that good. A couple of times I noted some strange positional play and don’t remember him doing anything particularly great. We need Jay Spearing back to marshal the midfield.

Liam Trotter – 6

The tectonic plates move faster than this man. He had his moments of good play but also his frustrating vices continued to be evident. The one which particularly gets to me is his propensity to give away silly fouls in dangerous positions. It has cost us in the past (against Bristol Rovers) and will again if he keeps doing it.

Josh Vela – 6

Like all the Bolton plays he had long spells where he struggled to get into the game at all. He fired off a decent shot forcing the Peterborough keeper into a save and played some nice passes but it was not his best game.

Sammy Ameobi – 7

He does frustrate me a bit Ameobi. At times he plays like I do on FIFA with a seemingly unexpectedly heavy first touch. At other times he is able to break through and make something happen. He was one of our more dangerous players on the day and it was an odd decision to take him off for James Henry with 8 minutes of normal time to play.

Gary Madine – 4

I thought Madine had a terrible game totally unable to get on the ball and do anything with it. When crosses were put in the box towards him he was totally useless. Yes to be fair he was well marshalled by the Posh defence but we need Madine to have more of an impact regardless.

Zach Clough – 6

It was a quiet game for Clough as he was unable to make much happen. He was though a part of most of our good attacking play and one of the players most likely to make something happen.

Chris Taylor – 6

The second half substitute did help improve our attacking play including a fantastic one two with Clough which really should have led to more. He was also though culpable for fluffing a half chance on the edge of the box.

James Henry – N/A

Henry was not on the pitch for long enough to make an impact. Surely a change like this should have happen before there were only 8 minutes left on the clock?