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Ratings: Fleetwood Town 2-4 Bolton Wanderers


Fleetwood Town v Northampton Town - Sky Bet League One Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images

After causing a stir last week with my knee-jerk reactions to a disappointing performance, isn't it a blessed relief to post when in a good mood?

Let's see if we can get a group hug after these:

Ben Alnwick – 8

In my opinion our best goalkeeper, he stood little chance with either goal.

Dorian Dervite – 8

Did well as part of a solid Bolton Wanderers defence. Feel weird saying it, like, but it's true.

David Wheater – 9

Goal machine and world-class WWF figure collector. Dave, I know you're reading - Rollins or Ambrose?

Andrew Taylor – 8

Looks to have overcome his injury issues. Wasn’t necessarily too involved, but was rarely out of position when Fleetwood worked the flanks.

Mark Beevers – 9

Back to his very best at both ends of the pitch. Really dominant performance alongside his mate and it's truly fantastic to have the proper Mark Beevers back. It's only been a few weeks, but we missed you.

Philip Morris – 10

What a signing. Bradford City must be awash with quality wingers to let this little gem leave on a free. World-class workrate alongside N'Gotty standard crosses makes him the best signing we've made in a long time.

Josh Vela – 9

Deep breath - the furore last week made me have a bit of a look at myself and I realised that perhaps posting ratings immediately after a game was perhaps not the best idea I've ever had. So, with that in mind, delighted to report that Josh was superb against Fleetwood Town and was back to his influential best. I would've reported that without the heave-ho, but that's life. Keep it up Josh, superb.

Darren Pratley – 9

Non-stop energy. To borrow a tweet, I bet he ran home after the game. Good to see him back and let's hope he can produce a similar display on Tuesday against Gillingham.

Derik Osede – 7

Might be disappointed with his work for the second goal, but in a team performance of this quality it takes a bit of a bell to find too many negatives.

Adam Le Fondre – 9

Quality wins out, at the end of the day, and ALF's quality has never ever been in doubt. Whether he could foster a partnership with Madine was perhaps less certain, but thankfully he struck twice and it would take a brave man to bet against him going on a run from now on. Welcome back, my beloved.

Big Gary Madine – 8

Better on the ball and did well against a previously somewhat thrifty Fleetwood Town defence. On another day might've scored himself a goal but can go to bed tonight (or tomorrow) content with a day's work well done.


Jem Karacan

A surprise on the bench, but good to see. Not sure about him being given no.10 but that's just me. Welcome.

Liam Trotter

Tidy enough in the time given to him. That's all we can ask.