PLAYER RATINGS: Doncaster Rovers v Bolton Wanderers

Joe Mason was the star man for Wanderers

Joe Mason was the star man for Wanderers

First published in Sport The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , deputy head of sport

Adam Bogdan 8 No chance with the free kick and made some good saves.

Alan Hutton 7 A class act, particularly going forward.

Zat Knight 8 Unlucky not to score and dug in at the back, particularly in the second half.

David Wheater 8 Grew in stature as the game wore on and superb tackle on Sharp in box.

Tim Ream 7 Got up and down the flank but a few crosses got in from his side.

Neil Danns7 Great strike capped an energetic performance.

Jay Spearing 7 The deepest lying midfielder missed his mate Medo at times.

Medo Kamara 8 Further forward and on the ball a lot more to good effect, Fantastic display.

Chung-Yong Lee 7 Enjoyed the freedom to roam in from wide areas.

Joe Mason 8 Another clinical strike and his pace had Rovers retreating more than once.

Lukas Jutkiewicz 8 Gave former Whites defender Meite a tough night with his strength and power.

Subs: Liam Trotter 68 (Mason) toiled without really getting into it. 5.

Jermaine Beckford 89 (Chung-Yong) missed great late chance to ease nerves. 5.

Not used: Moritz, Hall, Baptiste, Mills, Lonergan.

Doncaster (4-4-2) Johnstone 7, Neill 7, Quinn 6, Meite 7, Husband 7; Coppinger 7, Keegan 7, Wellens 6, Cotterill 8; Brown 7, Sharp 8. Subs: Furman 34 (Wellens) 5, Tamas 66 (Neill) 5. Not used: Maxted, Duffy, De Val, Robinson, Stevens.

WHITES STAR MAN: Joe Mason Ran his socks off and another clinical finish, his second in four days, ultimately earned the victory.

Team-mates and manager have admitted he will be a big miss when he returns to loan club Cardiff after Saturday’s clash with Barnsley and on this form, it’s easy to see why.

Referee: Gary Sutton (Lincolnshire)…6 Attendance: 7,508 (717 away)

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