Player ratings, following a scrappy win over Millwall
Ben Amos– 8
Amos has really impressed me since joining on loan from Manchester United. He commands his box really well and is a cool head. He produced a world class save to prevent Millwall from pulling one back in the second half.
Josh Vela– 7
I`ve recently thought that his performances at right back are superior to those when he plays in his natural position of central midfield. He wasn`t troubled much, and put in a delightful cross- just inches away from reaching Craig Davies towards the end.
Matt Mills– 6
Looked a little off the boil in the opening 20 minutes, giving the ball away with pointless square passes, but grew into the game and dealt with most things that came his way. His future at the club is a little unclear.
Paddy McCarthy– 7
An old-fashioned, no-nonsense centre back is what we needed prior to the Irishman`s arrival. He fits the bill perfectly and is not afraid to clear his lines if need be- a solid performance.
Tim Ream– 7.5
The USMNT player is very composed on the ball and will take extra touches to get past his opposition winger if need be. He was very cool and his skill was tremendous. However, it does make you wonder what would happen if he los the ball? Exquisite pass for Le Fondre`s first goal.
Neil Danns– 5
Danns has struggled to regain his form since January- whether that`s because of a lack of confidence since being sent off against Liverpool or a lack of Darren Pratley beside him, who knows. He played one or two nice passes, but rash tackled after rash tackle saw him almost sent off again. Replaced at half time for good reason.
Barry Bannan– 6
I like this player a lot. He`s always looked the part when I`ve seen him play for Aston Villa and Crystal Palace and he`s made a good impression here at Bolton. He was a composed figure in the middle of the park. That said, I think he could offer more of an option to defenders and his slight figure means that he can be muscled off the ball.
Liam Feeney– 6
A frustrating game for the ever-running former Millwall man, he didn`t get much of the ball and often had to win it himself before taking it out wide. His crossing has always been slightly inconsistent, but he wasn`t bad yesterday.
Eidur Gudjohnsen– 6.5
Several nice touches from the IceMan, but in all fairness he struggled to get into the game. Whether or not this is his own fault is debatable, but the reality is he barely go the ball. Nice pass for Le Fondre`s second.
Tom Walker– 7
An impressive full debut for Walker, who at times looked a little nervous but showed great ability to run with the ball. He`s got a sweet left foot, and he came very close to capping off a good performance with a goal; his nicely struck free kick was tipped over the bar. Another promising youngster.
Adam Le Fondre– 8
Le Fondre`s game is quite simple. He works hard in and around the opposition`s penalty area and finished tremendously. He won`t win headers and he won`t hold the ball up. However, his finishing is tremendous and he has that predator instinct that cannot be taught. His first goal came from a great ball from Tim Ream, though there was still lots to do. He took a magnificent first touch, before dispatching the ball past David Forde. The second was a wonderful curled effort from the edge of the box that nestled into the far corner.
Giles Coke– 6
Having replaced the booked Neil Danns at half time, Coke did a reasonable job and worked hard. One moment of worry was when he slipped on top of the ball, before running straight into an opposition player, almost leading to Millwall scoring. Thankfully that didn`t happen, and it was a fairly good home debut.
Craig Davies– 7
Added muscle when thrown on late to add a new dimension to the Wanderers attack. Won a free kick in a dangerous area, and came close to scoring from Vela`s cross.
Touched the ball twice, I think?