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Player Ratings: Fulham 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

We lost, it wasn't a very good match, our players were generally useless and our fans were amazing - but at least it's all finally over

19-year-old Tyler Garratt again performed well in just his third senior game
19-year-old Tyler Garratt again performed well in just his third senior game
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Bolton Wanderers' awful season and, in particular, abysmal away record in 2015/16 came to a close with yet another away day defeat yesterday - condemning Bolton to an entire campaign without an away victory.

Bolton were dominated by a very average Fulham side and rarely offered anything threatening in attack, not even mustering a single shot on target despite an impressive, raucous following of around 1,200 travelling fans.

The performance epitomised a pathetic season of gutless, passionless performances, in which only a select few players have even looked like caring or played anywhere near well enough.

Without further ado, here are our player ratings from Bolton's trip to Fulham.

Ben Amos - 9: Without Amos we would have lost by four or five, as the keeper pulled off a string of superb saves, including one from Tom Cairney in the first half and a superb point blank double save from Ross McCormack and Matt Smith late on.

Lawrie Wilson - 7: Looked decent enough defensively and pushed forward when possible, but we failed to take advantage of the space he kept finding down the right flank. He's easily our best right-back.

David Wheater - 8: Once again led the back line superbly. Yesterday's performance typified the entire season from Wheater, in which he has been a superb guide for the youngsters around him and he's one of the few players that can hold their heads high. Near enough stripped to his pants to throw his kit to youngsters in the crowd at full-time.

Derik Osede - 5: Didn't look overly comfortable at centre-back and was shifted to defensive midfield early on. Gave away the ball in the run up to the Fulham goal by stupidly trying to overcomplicate things on the edge of his own box. I'm still not convinced he's good enough on the ball to be playing in midfield.

Tyler Garratt - 8: The youngster didn't put a foot wrong all match and did well defensively despite non-existent support from midfield. A really impressive performance for just his third senior appearance, and hopefully he's made the left-back position his own for next season. The sooner Dean Moxey disappears in light of this, the better.

Oscar Threlkeld - 7: Looked tidy on the ball but Bolton didn't have enough of it for him to get involved too much. Also looked confident stepping back into the central defence in the second half against experienced forwards in Smith and McCormack. Put in one particularly crucial challenge when McCormack was almost clean through on goal.

Darren Pratley - 1: Did absolutely nothing of note while on the pitch, and was deservedly replaced albeit too late after 78 minutes. When pushed behind the striker he wasn't making any attempt to support, and wasn't making runs into huge gaps between the Fulham defence and midfield. Was also one of the few players not to come over to the fans after the match, and he's an absolute disgrace to the honour of being club captain. Just go, now.

Neil Danns - 5: Typical energetic performance but didn't deliver much going forwards. Had a couple of opportunities to break in the first half, but dallied on the ball in possession and the chances went begging. Got a good reception from the fans at the end of the match.

Mark Davies - 4: Did okay in midfield, but struggled to get on the ball enough and as a result created very little. His little runs flatter to deceive that he's actually interested or trying to get involved. Once again, just not good enough for a player of his supposed quality. Needs to join Pratley in going away.

Zach Clough - 5: Hardly involved from the left and reduced to a handful of half chances, but he has to improve on his composure in the box. Not convinced that left wing is the best position for Clough, if we're going to player in behind the striker then surely it has to be him?

Emile Heskey - 2: What was the point? Seriously, what was the point in him starting yet again? Won a couple of headers but his lack of mobility and pace stilted any possible chances of an attack, but he's started five games in a row despite having done absolutely nothing in any of them. Ridiculous sentimental selection.


Kaiyne Woolery (on for Heskey, 62) - 6: Looked bright and quick, and should have done better with a late chance having broken behind the defence. Like Clough, he needs to work on his composure and finishing but he really should have been starting ahead of Heskey.

George Newell (on for Pratley, 78) - 5: Came on as Bolton switched to a 4-4-2, and tried hard but lacked any service from our useless midfielders.

Stephen Dobbie (on for Danns, 85) - 3: Not sure why we bothered bringing him on, and he did very little as expected - other than setup a Fulham counter attack by giving the ball away.

Special mention has to go to the fantastic Bolton supporters, who didn't stop singing even beyond the 90 minutes despite yet another lacklustre performance from a team that couldn't even be spurred on by this level of support. Particular highlights were the blue flares and mental 'let's pretend we scored a goal' celebrations. Kudos to all the 1,200 who made the trip south for a lunchtime kick-off.

I can't wait for a lot of these players to be gone next season.