We came, we saw, we threw it away. After an early goal Bolton did their best to sit as deeply as possible allowing Millwall to take a share of the spoils.
Ben Alnwick - 7
Alnwick had little to do on the day. He made a good save at the end of the first half and I did not have a good enough angle to say if he could have done anything about the goal. In the end of the day he can do nothing about the team sitting so deep and letting the opposition slice through them.
Pawel Olkowski - 6.5
Olkowski was actully prepared to comit forward on the counter attack which is wonderful to see in such a defensively minded team. Williams should have played him in at 1-0 and I would have backed Olkowski for force a save or pick the right ball.
David Wheater - 6
In the most part the back four looked solid enough, albeit that is not hard with the rest of the team shielding them.
Mark Beevers - 8
Beevers stayed forward following a set play and found himself in acres of space to head Bolton Wanderers ahead. At the other end his goal line clearance was critical with Millwall’s third shot in as many seconds. A big performance from the centre back.
Andrew Taylor - 6
Solid yet unspectacular.
Marc Wilson - 7
In the most part he was clam and composed in the middle of the park. Along with Lowe he sat very deep to shield the back four for the entire game, which caused some frustration but he was likely just following orders.
Joe Williams - 5
This mark is probably a bit harsh but I feel he may well have cost us three points. When running forward on the counter attack Olkowski was in acres of space sprinting down the right. Instead of playing him in, he hit a terrible shot which was going wide of the mark before taking a deflection. I said at the time those are the moments that cost you at 1-0 and alas we drew 1-1.
Maybe we would not have scored, but the right decision has to be made on the break and I hope that the coaching staff sit him down and take him through his decision making. He was the player who managed to break forward in the most promising manner twice, which is a real positive, making the right decisions once in that position though is the key.
On the one hand, more of the same please, on the other there is work to be done.
Jason Lowe - 6
Did nothing special and played with a mixture of simple composure and unnecessary slackness which frustrated in the terraces. Continues to be one of our most constent performers.
Sammy Ameobi - 6
It didn’t really work for Ameobi at Millwall despite plenty of endeavour. His one long range thunderbolt landed just in front of me in the top tier, so maybe the next one will find the top corner. His tricks and pace did buy him space, but a lack of options from other players around him really let him down.
Will Buckley - 7
He started the game strongly and was heavily involved in Bolton’s early push for a goal. He should have had a penalty within ten minutes and should have done better with a one on one. He faded as the half went on before going off injured. Hopefully he will be back soon and show the same endeavour as in this game, unlike previously following a breakthrough performance.
Josh Magennis - 5
Did little to nothing in the first half before leaving the field due to injury. Not his fault that there is no one making a run near him when the ball is smashed at him. He should though be looking to adapt to the situation.
Sub: Clayton Donaldson - 4
I don’t recall him doing anything as Bolton set up camp on the edge of their own penalty area. Not his fault maybe but he had no impact.
Sub: Craig Noone - 2
Entirely pointless display summed up by him running the ball out of play after picking it up near the centre of the pitch. Can we see some of your Championship experience please?
Unused: Josh Vela, Cristian Doidge, Jack Hobbs, Remi Matthews and Yanic Wildschut