Anthony Patterson: 8/10
Looked to command his box and showed some tidy handling. Made one top class save late on.
Oliver Younger: 6/10
Seems a little uncomfortable at full back but stuck to his task well.
Tom Flanagan: 6/10
Won a few aerial battles and worked well alongside Wright.
Bailey Wright: 8/10
Pretty commanding return to the starting line-up. A fit, in form Wright would be a real big plus.
Ellis Taylor: 7/10
Caught out once or twice but otherwise very promising for a player his age.
Dan Neil: 7/10
We’ve got a real player on our hands here and he will have learnt a lot from a tough second half.
Luke O’Nien: 6/10
A quiet showing, but still plenty of effort and running.
Jack Diamond: 6/10
Inconsistent end product but did threaten at times.
Alex Pritchard: 6/10
Understandably rusty at times but showed a great bit of skill and vision for the opener.
Josh Hawkes: 7/10
Good finish to put us ahead and came close to a second following a great move.
Aiden O’Brien: 6/10
Blew hot and cold, but took a great penalty.
Will Grigg: 5/10
Similar to McGeady, not much he could do.
Aiden McGeady: 5/10
Not his game as Sunderland were on the back foot following his introduction.
Callum Doyle: 6/10
Given a tough time but battled hard.
Man of the Match: Bailey Wright
We looked decent until Port Vale scored, at which point Bailey stepped up and helped keep us together.