Defence looked ok against a very very poor Bolton strike force and you can see why they are the lowest scorers.
That miss/effort by Donaldson.. saying that he got in the position and a decent striker would have buried it and we would be looking at a 1-1 result.
Bannan was sat too deep in first half and nothing happened .. gave the ball away too much.. second half pushed forward and looked better.
Strikers were woefully poor.
Dawson - 6 still takes too long getting the ball out.. slows our play down allows the oppo to regroup
Baker - 4 looks lost - a good spell in league 2 would do him the world of good. Palmer a far better option.
Lees - 6 Did ok good header which he needs to do more.
Hector - 5 Did ok but gave away a few loose passes. you can see why we get punished against better players.
Thornily - 5 was decent but was flat footed a few times
Penny - 2 not good and hope his confidence doesn't get knocked. needs a period on the bench. correct decision to pull him at HT.
Pelep - 4 average player - showed a little passion but league 1 standard at best, decent corners, better than Bannan
Bannan - 4 shocking first half passing in triangles with the CH's then back to keeper. Second pushed up and seemed better but not great
Reach - 4 off the pace despite looking out most lively player
MM - 4 off the pace and wasteful
Fletcher - 4 did nothing of note in his 30mins.
FF - 4 either still not fit or not interested, shame really but we could do with him back to his buzzing around form and creativity.
Joao - 4 - looked lively in the 10 mins he was on. would have been better giving him 30 mins. shame about the miss.
Tactics - 1 for the first half - 4 for the second half
Terrible match by two terrible teams. We should be better - we will do well to maintain 14th - Bolton will go down.
Got a good chance to pick up some points over next few games.. and by god we need them otherwise we will be down fighting in the bottom 6.
Programme Seller 10 (programmes 3 quid) was the loudest crowd participation in the first half.. But 10/10 for the hardy folk who made the match.