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A Season in Statistics Player-By-Player: Jose Manuel Casado

Our statistical analysis series turns the microscope on our departed Spanish left-back

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Jose Manuel Casado's arrival offered Bolton Wanderers fans plenty of hope, given he had been playing in La Liga with the likes of Almeria and Rayo Vallecano - as seen by him getting to grips with Lionel Messi in the above picture. But it wasn't to be for the Spaniard as his contract was ripped up back after just five months in England back in January.

Appearances - 9

Casado made more appearances than I thought early on this season, and certainly looked better going forwards than for his defensive qualities. He had a mean cross on him and looked decent on the ball, but struggled to adapt to life in England. Indeed, his final contribution for the club was being sent off in the 3-2 home defeat to Cardiff City.

Goals Conceded - 12 (1.33 per game)

We did keep two clean sheets with Casado in the side, in the two 0-0 draws at Preston and at home to Bristol City. His ratio of 1.33 goals conceded per game actually, worryingly, doesn't look too bad compared to others.

Review

Points won per game - 0.4

Pass completion rate - 67.1%

Assists - 1

Bookings - 4

Red cards - 1

Overall Season Performance - E

Casado may well go down as a 'what if?' as the talent was certainly there but he never really his opportunity. If he's remembered at all beyond this season, it'll be as a fiery little Spaniard who always looked like getting himself sent off, and eventually did in his final game for the club. A case of what could have been, unfortunately.