PLAYER RATINGS: Wanderers 2 Birmingham City 2

The Bolton News: Star man: Jay Spearing Star man: Jay Spearing

WANDERERS (4-2-3-1)

ANDY LONERGAN 7

Solid return to the side. Came to collect crosses and made a couple of useful stops in the first half.

OSCAR THRELKELD 7

Another performance belying his tender years. One crucial block in the first half and a cross-shot that nearly caught out Randolph.

MATT MILLS 6

Little wasteful in possession at times but defensively sound. Must have felt like the Alamo towards the end.

DAVID WHEATER 7

The new dad was the probably the pick of the bunch at the back, even though he was beaten by Zigic for the first goal.

TIM REAM 5

Couple of uncharacteristic errors early on and didn’t get completely on top against substitute Ibe.

JAY SPEARING 7

Didn’t do a lot wrong with the ball and tried to drive his side on but looked frustrated with the lack of help around him.

LIAM TROTTER 5

Just didn’t get into the game that much, even after pushing forward. Still has to convince his doubters.

CHUNG-YONG LEE 7

Wanderers’ biggest attacking threat until the introduction of Jutkiewicz and Kellett – but should have scored twice.

NEIL DANNS 4

Not on his game at all. Couldn’t seem to keep hold of the ball and wasted two very good chances to win the game.

ROB HALL 4

Like Danns, couldn’t keep possession. Two free-kicks were all he had to show for his afternoon’s work.

JERMAINE BECKFORD 5

Couple of nice touches but a lot of hands-on-hips frustration. Never really got behind a static Birmingham back line.

Subs: Jutkiewicz 61 (for Hall) – A menace when he came on 7

Knight 81 (for Chung-Yong) – Swansong for the big defender 5

Kellett 86 (for Beckford) – Injected some much-needed pace 6

Not used: Lee-Barrett, Robinson, Youngs, Iliev.

STAR MAN – Jay Spearing No player stood head and shoulders above the rest in a Wanderers shirt but at least the captain looked like he wanted to finish with a bang.

Spearing buzzed around the middle of the park and tried to snap his side out of their malaise.

BIRMINGHAM CITY (4-3-2-1)

DARREN RANDOLPH 5

JONATHON SPECTOR 6

PAUL ROBINSON 6

HAYDEN MULLINS 6

PAUL CADDIS 7

EMYR HUWS 5 TOM ADEYEMI 6

CHRIS BURKE 7

LEE NOVAK 7

CALLUM REILLY 6

NIKOLA ZIGIC 7

Subs: Hancox 6, 46 (for Huws), Ibe 7, 59 (for Burke), Macheda 5, 59 (for Reilly) Not used: Doyle, Martin, Lovenkrands, Shinnie.

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