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PLAYER RATINGS: Sunderland 0-0 Bolton - Here’s how the Lads rated after another bore draw

Bleeeeeeeergh. Sunderland drew 0-0 with bottom side Bolton in a game we really should have lost, all things considered. Here’s how our man watching the match rated the Sunderland players today.

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Jon McLaughlin: 5/10

The playing out from the back didn’t suit him and he gave the ball away as a result, which should have cost us a goal.

Jordan Willis: 6/10

Carrying the ball forward suited him and he looked really comfortable on the right of a three. Strong and composed.

Alim Ozturk: 5/10

Like McLaughlin, he lost possession passing it about and nearly cost us a goal. Passing was erratic and struggled whenever someone with pace ran at him.

Tom Flanagan: 5/10

Also slightly erratic but was threatening on set pieces, so gets a slightly higher mark based on that.

Luke O’Nien: 6/10

Enjoyed going forward because of the space Bolton afforded him. Showed some neat touches but felt he slowed us down more often than not.

Grant Leadbitter: 2/10

Shocking. Slow, ponderous, crap on the ball. He’s lost his legs and it’s sad to see. Probably being generous with a two...

Max Power: 3/10

Anonymous. Just wanted to pass it short and sideways. He’s much better when his passing is quicker.

Denver Hume: 7/10

Got forward with ease and his crossing was outstanding in the first half, but quieter in the second. With better players up top we would have scored a hatful off them in the first half.

Lynden Gooch: 6/10

Was constantly trying to force openings - we are definitely better with him on the pitch. Often accused of being selfish but at the moment I think we need some selfish players up top.

Duncan Watmore: 4/10

Worked hard but his end product is sorely lacking. Hasn't got a trick in him and just runs in straight lines - so predictable.

Charlie Wyke: 4/10

Should have done better considering Bridcutt was at centre half. Won some good battles but the crosses Hume put in should have seen him score a few.

(SUB) Chris Maguire: 6/10

At least he made the keeper work a bit.

(SUB) Laurens de Bock: 5/10

Strange sub. We should have just changed our shape and brought another attacker on.

(SUB) Marc McNulty: 5/10

Quiet in the limited time he was on.

Man of the Match

Denver Hume

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