Written in the stars, perhaps, but his penalty save did mask over a few flappy moments that he still has to iron out of his game. Much more to be positive about now, though.
Really positive on the ball in the first half and an important part of the rear-guard action in the second. Joins a list of redemption-bound Wanderers.
Mostrous in the first half but let his standards slip for little window after the interval and that allowed Bradford to gain a foothold. Recovered towards the end.
RYAN DELANEY…8. MOM
Bailed his goalkeeper out a couple of times towards the end and continues to impress when he’s asked to do the down and dirty defending.
Proving a very decent addition to the squad. The Luton loanee popped up in the Bradford penalty box as much as Delfouneso or Gnahoua in the first half.
Had he dominated the game for 90 minutes as he did the first 45, we could be looking at the season’s first nine out of 10. Had to dig in after the break.
Like Sarcevic, ran the show in the first half but found it tougher to keep the same tempo later in the game and it was no surprise to see Comley come on with fresher legs.
Continues to do a manful job on that left side and got forward well. When the pendulum swung Bradford’s way, Brockbank seemed to tire a bit.
Cut the visitors to ribbons early on but if he had brought his shooting boots there would have been no need for the nerves. Could have had a hat-trick on another day.
Scored a goal and stretched Bradford with his running. His partnership with Gnahoua doesn’t look immediately as symbiotic as it does with Doyle but has promise.
Worked hard and with a spot more composure might have helped himself to a first goal in Bolton colours. Providing a surprise hit.
Subs: Mascoll 63 (for Brockbank) – Added a bit of freshness to the left side 6.
Comley 76 (for Tutte) – Helped dig in towards the end.
Darcy 90 (for Gnahoua) – Run for the corner!
Not used: Gordon, Taft, Hickman, Greenidge.
Bradford (3-5-2): O’Donnell; A O’Connor, P O’Connor, Richards-Everton; Hosannah, Cousin-Dawson, Cooke, Watt, Wood; Clarke, Donaldson.
Subs: Pritchard 68 (for Cousin-Dawson).
Not used: Longridge, Samuels, Pritchard, Staunton, Mottley-Henry, French, Hornby.
Referee: Ben Toner 7/10.
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