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PLAYER RATINGS: Bolton Wanderers 3 Southend United 0

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

WANDERERS (3-4-1-2)


One really important save in the first half with the game scoreless and a couple of rather more routine efforts after the break. No question how important his communication is to the cause.


The cameras didn’t do him any favours walking into the ground but the old man of the back three looked a million dollars out on the pitch.


Never placed under massive pressure but his pace bailed Bolton out a couple of times and Santos continues to look a class above.


Definitely improved as the game wore on. Looked at first a little reticent to move the ball forward but he stabilised and played his part in the end.


A constant threat on the right. Backed up by Baptiste, the Luton loanee once again looked like a bundle of energy, getting forward to support the attack.


Had a quiet spell after half time but dug deep in the second half to get Bolton back into the ascendancy. His defensive work was good, once again.


Injured his thigh after 11 minutes and was replaced by Tom White. A blow for Bolton but one they will have to deal with in the coming weeks.


Solid on the left, as ever. Didn’t see quite as much of the ball as Kioso did in the second half but always willing to support.


Quite a frustrating afternoon for the Scot, whose radar wasn’t working for spells of the game. May well be under pressure for a starting spot now with Isgrove and Darcy knocking on the door.


Wanderers are learning how to play for him. And you do that, you get goals. Took his chances well.


Great header to start things off - even though he'll accept Baptiste put it on a plate for him. Always looking to get involved.

Subs: White 11 (for Tutte) – Improved as the game went on. 6

Isgrove 75 (for Crawford), Mascoll 85 (for Jones), Comley 85 (for Sarcevic), Darcy 85 (for Kioso) Not used: Crellin, Greenidge.

Southend: Oxley; Bwomono, White, Hobson, Kyprianou; Olaynika, McCormack, Dieng, Demetriou, Egbri; Goodship.

Subs: Sterling 65 (for McCormack), Clifford 82 (for Kyprianou), Taylor 82 (for Egbri), Acquah 82 (for Goosdhip).

Not used: Seaden, Phillips, Rush.

Referee: John Busby 6/10 – Probably didn’t make the right call on Wanderers’ penalty and wasn’t helped by his linesman in disallowing one effort from Delfouneso.

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

I thought both Delfuoneso and Santos pushed Baptiste for MOM - Santos for bossing the back and surprisingly Delfuoneso for his incredible work rate at both ends of the pitch. Watching him sprint back at full pelt when they broke with Santos etc stranded up field was a joy to behold. It's a side of his game I've never really rated before, but he was excellent yesterday - and he took his goal well to break the ice.

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