Looked confident and controlled his area before the two saves from Clark – but there’s no doubting they were the defining points of the afternoon for Bolton.
Used as a full-back and let nobody down again. Saw plenty of the ball, even though his delivery into the penalty box was a wayward at times.
Looked a threat at set pieces when he ventures forward and did a solid job at the back, especially considering he had two very different centre-half partners.
A third start in a week took a physical toll. Subbed at half time because of injury, which was a shame as he’d had a very reasonable first 45 minutes.
Worked hard and scrapped for the ball – but never completely got on top of the dangerous Jordan Clark.
Probably saw more of the ball than anyone else in a Bolton shirt but as the game went on he started to look tired.
Moved into defensive midfield, Bryan was another who faded after the interval. Little surprise, given his recent return from injury.
One of those days where it didn’t quite come off for the youngster – but to his credit he kept on plugging away and trying to unpick the Accrington lock.
Definitely Wanderers’ most effective link player but after so long out, he was clearly feeling his first full 90 minutes.
Hugely influential in the first half and always a threat. Was switched to the opposite wing after the break and lost a lot of his momentum.
DARYL MURPHY… 6
Another who seemed to be under significant physical strain in that second half. Got absolutely nothing from the referee all day.
Subs: Zouma 6.5, 46 (for Hobbs) – very encouraging second-half for the Frenchman.
Not used: Emmanuel, Bunney, Delaney, Mellis, Hamilton, Alexander
Accrington (4-2-3-1): Burski; Johnson, Sykes, Rodgers, Maguire; Conneely, Finley; Clark, Grant, Pritchard; Bishop
Subs: Charles 56 (for Grant), Opoku 74 (for Sykes), Ashley-Seal 79 (for Bishop)
Not used: Zanzala, Barclay, Savin, Diallo
Referee: Josh Smith 6/10
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