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Man of the Match: Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Rotherham United – Gary O’Neil

The 35-year-old put in an ageless performance against the Millers.

Bolton v Portsmouth Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Playing a similar role as he did in his previous couple of games, Gary O’Neil started on the right hand side of midfield, linking up with usual midfield partner Jason Lowe on the right flank.

O’Neil played a role in the opening goal of the game when he teed up Sammy Ameobi on 33 minutes to give Wanderers a deserved lead in the game.

It wasn’t until 65 minutes that O’Neil grabbed his first goal in a Wanderers shirt. After a long goal kick and a great flick on from Christian Doidge, the ball was at the feet of Clayton Donaldson. His ball across the face of goal found the veteran midfielder at the back post, the finish oozed composure and confidence, taking his time to get the ball on his stronger right foot before slotting home, earning the home side all three points.

Despite his goal and his assist, the Man of the Match award has been given to Gary O’Neil for the way he ran the game and proved that there is plenty of life left in the experienced legs. I have no doubt that this performance, has his consistency will have earnt him a deal to stay on till at least the end of the season with the Wanderers.

Special mention to out of position and aforementioned Jason Lowe who put in a solid defensive display at both right and left sided full back during the game.