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Port Vale 0-2 Bolton Wanderers - Editor's Pat On the Back Award - Big Gary Madine

Madine shoulders his portion of responsibility

Bolton Wanderers v Derby County - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Clint Hughes/Getty Images

So the glory boys continue their march to promotion, turning over our recent poor form and earning a 2-0 win away at Port Vale.

Moronic pitch invading fans aside (more of that next week), Bolton Wanderers strolled to victory courtesy of goals from David Wheater and Big Gary Madine.

Wheater has been our Player of the Season, all things considered and may well be pissed to have missed out on this award, but I have chosen to give it to Big Gary himself.

The reason behind this selection was that after three weeks off, he found his bollocks. I don't mind explaining that this is a term from my childhood, when someone would find the intestinal fortitude to do the right thing.

Think Han Solo returning to help the Rebel Alliance fight the first Death Star during the trench run. It made no sense for him to come back, but come back he did.

Big Gary has had a shoulder injury and has, if rumour be believed, been weighing up whether to risk it for a biscuit, or whether to rehab and get ready for next season, be that at Bolton or elsewhere.

He came back and he fought and he scored. So well done.