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PLAYER RATINGS: Bolton 1 - 1 Sunderland - Here’s how the Lads rated after a lucky draw away to Bolton

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Jack Ross’ side needed an injury-time penalty to salvage a point against a Bolton Wanderers team that had conceded 23 goals in 7 games before today. Here’s how it went, and how our man watching the match rated the Lads.

Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland - Sky Bet League One Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images

Jon McLaughlin: 4/10

Another goal conceded and more baffling decision-making from our number one.

Luke O’Nien: 4/10

Got forward well at right back, but did a miserable job in his primary role as a defender.

Tom Flanagan: 4/10

Defended well for the most part, but remains a maddeningly poor technician who can’t help but try passes beyond his capability.

Jordan Willis: 5/10

Felt sorry for Willis, he saw a tonne of the ball and very little movement in front of him, but that doesn’t excuse some of his sloppiness on the ball.

Denver Hume: 1/10

Even this feels generous, an all-time awful performance from a Sunderland full back.

George Dobson: 4/10

For every impressive run forward there was a poor touch or complete loss of concentration.

Grant Leadbitter: 5/10

The only moments of genuine attacking intent from Sunderland often came from raking Leadbitter passes, and yet he remains a sieve out of possession.

Lynden Gooch: 2/10

Gave the ball away time and time again.

Aiden McGeady: 6/10

Showed great character to bury the late penalty and proved a real nuisance late in the game when other Sunderland players were wilting.

Chris Maguire: 5/10

Produced the odd moment of quality, but like our other attackers was just far too quiet and uninvolved for large spells.

Will Grigg: 4/10

Looks bereft of confidence. Fluffed two big chances and struggled to control the ball at times. At least Grigg had the awareness to tee up Dobson to win Sunderland a late penalty.

(SUB) Conor McLaughlin: 5/10

Continued the disastrous start to his Sunderland career with another defensive horror show, McLaughlin did, however, manage a few decent crosses when Bolton parked the bus.

(SUB) Charlie Wyke: 5/10

Won a few headers after his introduction, but clumsily fell over when through on goal

(SUB) Max Power: 5/10

Ran around a lot, didn’t show much intelligence or quality.

Man of the Match: Aiden McGeady