Here's how The Lancashire Telegraph scored the players' performances, with a six representing par for the course.

Aynsley Pears - 8

Made a crucial penalty save to keep out Johnson early in the second half. A really important moment in the game.

Dom Hyam - 7

Solid at right-centre-back before moving to the left. Won his aerial duels and was happy to go back to front quicker.

Kyle McFadzean - 7

Won his headers, talked and organised from the middle of the defence. Ended the game with a head bandage which summed up his warrior-like display.

Ben Chrisene - 7

Adjusted well to playing left-centre-back. Moved back out to wing-back after the reshuffle. Looks to be growing into Championship football.

Callum Brittain - 8

Fantastic delivery for Dolan's opener. Played a role in the second too. Adjudged to have brought down Vidigal for a penalty and was quieter in the second half.

Sondre Tronstad - 7

Kept things ticking in midfield and broke up play. Nearly scored with a deflected, dipping volley.

Joe Rankin-Costello - 6

Added some energy and legs into the centre of midfield after a few games in defence. Won tackles and put himself about.

Sam Szmodics - 7

A real nuisance in the side of Stoke City, particularly first half. Great anticipation to nod in Hedges' header back over.

Ryan Hedges - 7

A fantastic effort, particularly considering how long he's been out. Got an assist as he nodded Brittain's cross back over for Szmodics to score.

Tyrhys Dolan - 9

Took both of his goal really well but his off-ball work was also superb. Pressed and harassed the Stoke defenders. Really impressive display.

Sam Gallagher - 8

Ran himself into the ground up front. Could've scored with a left-footed strike but set one up for Dolan with a clever flick-on.


Jake Garrett (Rankin-Costello 65') - 6

Added some more energy into the midfield. Won a few tackles.

Semir Telalovic (Gallagher, 65') - 5

Had a couple of opportunities to pull the trigger but either didn't or took too long.

Connor O'Riordan (Hedges, 67') - 6

On for his debut on the right side of the back three.

Andrew Moran (Dolan, 85') - N/A

On as a late change.

Arnor Sigurdsson (Szmodics, 85') - N/A

Late double switch along with Moran.

Unused substitutes: Wahlstedt, Fleck, Ayari, Markanday.

Referee: Gavin Ward

Attendance: 15,104