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Shrewsbury 0-1 Bolton - Player ratings

Marko Marosi

David Davis of Shrewsbury Town and Dion Charles of Bolton Wanderers (AMA)
David Davis of Shrewsbury Town and Dion Charles of Bolton Wanderers (AMA)

Comfortably less busy keeper. Made one fine second-half save to stop Charles, but could do nothing about winner.

Blameless 7

Matt Pennington

Another dominant display from the centre-half. He stood up firm and won almost all of his battles on a testing afternoon.

Powerful 7

Ethan Ebanks-Landell

Really stood tall and strong again for Town at the heart of the backline. Made some excellent blocks and used the ball well.

Blocks 8

George Nurse

Caught the eye with one of his best displays in a little while. Powerful in the air and typically accomplished on the ball. Didn’t deserve to lose.

Stylish 7

Elliott Bennett

Continued his good form of late. A dangerous attacking output, some excellent strikes from distance and fine delivery.

Technique 7

David Davis

Possibly Town’s stand-out player. He dictated the midfield both with and without the ball. Used the ball so simply but effectively, got a foot in.

Dictated 8

Luke Leahy

Such a top display with the ball. Used it so well both in open play and with set-piece delivery. His technique in possession and passing is outstanding.

Technician 7

Josh Vela

Big day against his former club didn’t quite go to plan but not for the lack of trying. Bust a gut as ever and wanted to make things happen.

Energy 7

Nathanael Ogbeta

Like a few team-mates, he enjoyed a good first half but dropped off the pace a little early on. Quality of delivery just slipped.

Tired 7

Daniel Udoh

Set such high recent standards but, perhaps understandably, slipped just below them. Still worked hard and tested Trafford with low strike.

Off-key 6

Ryan Bowman

A presence for Town. Made things happen but couldn’t quite stick a couple of big chances away to make the difference.

Chances 7


Saikou Janneh (for Udoh, 78) Saw flashes of his raw pace in a late home debut. Tom Bloxham (for Ogbeta, 90). Subs not used: Burgoyne, Pierre, Daniels, Fornah, Pyke.

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