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John McDougall

Bolton player ratings vs Leeds United U21s - Dempsey, Bodvarsson & Isgrove good in victory

Joel Dixon - 7.5

Made stop from Sean McGurk when the score was goalless and looked solid and composed. Denied McGurk again after the break

Gethin Jones - 6.5

Captain for the evening with Ricardo Santos rested. Not quite on the same wavelength with Isgrove at times in first half, but improved after the break. Booked in second half and struggled at times with Leeds attacks.

Will Aimson - 7.5

One on one physical defending decent. Leeds side looked particularly threatening at times, but usually in the right place to put in blocks and interceptions.

Jack Iredale - 7

Moved over to the left hand side of the back three. Some decent passing from the former Cambridge United man out from defence.

Lloyd Isgrove - 7.5

Handed first start since November after injury problems and looked bright. Notched assist with low cross for opening goal. Overall an encouraging showing as he made way for Bradley.

Josh Sheehan - 7

Progressed from his last appearance against Tranmere and quality on the ball in no doubt at all. Saw goalbound effort cleared in the first half. Replaced at half-time.

Aaron Morley - 7.5

Operated in the quarterback role in central midfield and looked decent in role, particularly in second half with his range of passing.

Declan John - 6.5

Returned after absence over the weekend against Barnsley. Got forward fairly well down the left flank with the odd threatening delivery. Replaced by Beck in second half.

Kyle Dempsey - 8

Granted start in the number 10 role and saw good chance smothered by Joel Robles in first half. Looked lively in that role throughout and creative.

Elias Kachunga - 7

Some decent build-up play from the forward to bring his team mates into the game. Brought off after the hour mark.

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson - 7.5

Scored Bolton's first goal in more than 270 minutes of football with tidy finish in off the post. Could have had second with header off the bar in first half. Some nice play but evening ended early due to injury.


Kieran Lee - 6.5

Came on for Sheehan at the break. Solid and steady 45 minutes from the veteran.

Amadou Bakayoko - 7

Replaced injured Bodvarsson from the bench. Added some energy and saw close range effort smothered, before scoring Bolton's second.

Connor Bradley - 6.5

Given final half an hour of game. Looked bright and shot saved led to second goal.

Owen Beck - 6.5

Liverpool loanee handed second appearance since joining on loan. Took a little time to get into rhythm of game but had hand in second goal.

Kieran Sadlier - 7

Went upfront alongside Bakayoko. Good and tidy finish at the death to add Bolton's third of the evening.

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