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Player Ratings: Bolton Wanderers 1-1 QPR

A poor game set in even poorer conditions

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Straight into ratings, because I'm cold and wet and annoyed:

Ben Amos - 0

Had a really quiet game, and did well to deal with what little he had to do.


Then he let a relatively tame shot under him, and we lost a vital two points. So for this he loses the previous 6/10.

Josh Vela - 0

I really like Josh, but this was easily his worst game for Bolton Wanderers. Failed to get forward at all, and struggled against Matt Phillips.

Seems to have a mental block on using his left foot too. Very lightweight, and really wasteful on the ball. Needs to improve if he wants to go back into his preferred midfield slot.

Dorian Dervite - 0

I like to play a game, where I imagine Dervite is attached to the ball with a magic invisible bungee rope.

I think I might have to retire this game - the new one is imagining that Dervite doesn't actually know whether his teammates are left or right footed. Every single pass goes to the wrong foot. It's criminal.

His distribution was laughable, capped off when he knee'd a ball further than I could kick it. Shambles.

Rob Holding - 7

Another calm and assured performance from the lad. Maturing into a really good centre half.

His distribution is as good as Dervite's is appalling.

Dean Moxey - 5

Had a good game and was his usual competent self - but made a really catastrophic error in the final minutes and this led to us conceding that killer equaliser.

Jay Spearing - 6

Some snappy tackling and accurate passing showed a much improved Spearing from last week.

He's really finding his form again, which probably means he'll be dropped again next week against Burnley.

Darren Pratley - 4

Was his usual energetic self, and was the victim of a few tough tackles from Karl Henry (in which Pratley gave as good as he got, and could, on another day, have been sent off).

However, on the ball is where Pratley makes me put my head in my hands.

He's possibly, Fabrice Muamba aside, one of the worst footballers I've ever seen wear the white shirt. His actual footballing contribution was non-existent and borderline embarrassing.

Mark Davies - 6

Started poorly, when put in an unfamiliar left-hand flank position - but he improved as the game wore on with some incisive running and direct passing.

Still doesn't offer enough where it counts.

Zach Clough - 7

A reasonably quiet game for Clough, but he lit it up with a stunning 20 yard dipper into the top corner that displayed his undoubted quality.

Enjoy him whilst you can, ladies.

Neil Danns (on for Clough) - 6

Actually did well - put himself about and looked energised.

Liam Feeney - 5

Struggled against a competent set of full-backs. Knocked in a couple of good crosses, but then Neil Lennon put him up front for some reason and he was barely involved after that.

Emile Heskey - 0

He needs to be taken into a field, have a screen erected around him, and humanely put down.

Gary Madine (on for Heskey) - 0

Embarrassingly bad. Barely touched the ball, and when he did he ashamed me, ashamed himself and ashamed his family.

Manager -

Neil Lennon - 0

It's a familiar story, but a strange starting set up was followed by substitutions at strange times, and a complete inability to change a game from the sidelines.

His time is up. Time to go.