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Bolton v Rovers: How they rated
8:00am Monday 3rd March 2014 in Football
Paul Wheelock rates Rovers in their derby loss at Bolton...
PAUL ROBINSON 8 In his first league defeat since his return, the overworked keeper kept Rovers in the match before and after Bolton’s opener.
ADAM HENLEY 5 His mistake led to an early chance for Mark Davies, the right-back was given a torrid by Bolton’s frontline.
TOMMY SPURR 5 Suffered an uncomfortable afternoon, the left-back was playing out of position as a right-sided centre-back.
MATT KILGALLON 6 Did his best to hold the defence together before going off injured. Made one superb goal-line clearance.
MARKUS OLSSON 6 Making his first league start of the season, the Swede twice went close and set up a good chance for Jordan Rhodes.
CHRIS TAYLOR 5 Unable to make any sort of impact, either on the right or in the centre, the midfielder was dragged off at half-time.
JASON LOWE 5 Unable to keep up his good form, he inadvertently gifted Bolton their crucial second goal after the ball rebounded off him.
LEE WILLIAMSON 4 Hauled off at half-time, his dawdling could and should have gifted a goal to Joe Mason before the striker did score.
CRAIG CONWAY 7 Rovers’ best outfield player was full of running, never gave up and put some good crosses into the box.
RUDY GESTEDE 5 Hamstrung by a soft fifth-minute booking, he headed wide from a Tommy Spurr long throw-in in the second half.
JORDAN RHODES 5 The stand-in skipper saw one chance saved, headed another wide, and drove a late free-kick straight at the Bolton keeper.
CORRY EVANS for Williamson 46
LUKE VARNEY for Taylor 46
TODD KANE for Kilgallon 73
Subs not used
Simon Eastwood, Bryan Dabo, Darragh Lenihan, Dean Rittenberg.
Adam Bogdan, Alex Baptiste, Zat Knight, David Wheater, Tim Ream, Jay Spearing, Medo, Mark Davies (Lee Chung-Yong 77), Neil Danns (Andre Moritz 85), Lucas Jutkiewicz (Liam Trotter 87), Joe Mason. Subs not used: Andy Lonergan, Alan Hutton, Robert Hall, Chris Eagles.
Man of the match
The Rovers number one edges out Craig Conway as without him the scoreline would have been more embarrassing.
The midfielder turned Rovers down to sign for Bolton in the summer – and he showed them what they are missing here.
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