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Player Ratings: Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Charlton Athletic

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

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So we drew again at home for the 11th time of this most interminable of seasons.

Bolton Wanderers were awful. You would never have guessed that visitors Charlton Athletic had to win to avoid relegation - spoilers, they didn't.

It was an appalling game.

Therefore, on with the ratings (in advance, I don't care if you don't agree - I'm working on 4hrs sleep here):

Ben Amos - 6

Didn't have much to do. Dithered around with a back pass at one point that was almost intercepted. Saved a couple of long-range efforts too, which was surprising.

Oscar Threlkeld - 8

Man of the match by a distance. He looks re-energised following his successful loan spell at Plymouth Argyle. He got up and down the flank well throughout and made some excellent tackles and equally decent attacking crosses which, unsurprisingly, went beyond our hopeless forwards. I would very much like to see him in midfield and was surprised that he was stuck back again in defence.

Rob Holding - 6

A quiet game for the lad, but we kept a clean sheet so I guess you can say he did a good job.

David Wheater - 7

One of his better games for the club. I'm not really a fan, and won't shed a tear when he leaves, but he was good in the air and stopped what few attacks Charlton Athletic had. Should have scored with a free header in the second half.

Niall Maher - 6

Looked like a fish out of water in the first half, but improved as the game wore on. It's only the second time I've seen him play, and so I will reserve too much judgement until I've seen more.

Derik Osede - 7

Looks more like a natural midfielder with every passing week. His distribution isn't fantastic, but he has a calm head and a physicality that belies his somewhat slight frame. He did well to deal with the few attacks that Charlton had.

Mark Davies - 7

Another player who had a better game than his recent form suggested. He was willing to run with the ball although as usual it was in areas of the pitch where nothing really came from them. Has no end product, and is less of a goal threat than Heskey.

Josh Vela - 5

I thought Vela was really poor. The calls for him to play in midfield have been louder lately, but performances such as last night suggest to me that he's only just keeping his head above water. He's deceptively slow, and often looks to pass the ball immediately, which tells that he's not all that comfortable in possession. League One might be a good thing for him.

Darren Pratley - no idea

I can honestly hardly remember a single touch of the ball all night. Therefore this was the best Pratley performance in years.

Zach Clough - 7

He has looked much more lively in recent weeks, which is very frustrating, but he's still our best attacking outlet. I can only hope that the new manager can work out how to utilise him best. Against Charlton he was a danger on the ball, but had few shooting opportunities.

Emile Heskey - 6

Bless him, he tried hard. The trouble is that his legs just do not work. Managed to somehow find himself in a few decent attacking positions, but much as he has in the last fifteen years he was absolutely no danger to the visiting goalkeeper.

Kaiyne Woolery (on for Heskey 66') - 6

What would you do with the fastest player on the field? Would you throw balls into the channel for him to chase? Nah, let's hump long balls to his neck and then wonder why he doesn't keep possession. Had a couple of half chances, but was out-muscled very easily by the more experienced Charlton defenders.