It has been another eventful season at Wanderers, but which opposition players stood out against the rest?

We looked at the scores dished out by stats website to see who got the best marks in each position against the Whites.

Lukas Jensen (8.2)

A former Bolton loanee, Jensen was in fine form as Accrington recorded a 1-0 win at the UniBol during the final weeks of the regular season. He made a brilliant double save to deny Kyle Dempsey and then Shola Shoretire.

Shaun Rooney (7.8)

The right-back impressed against Ian Evatt’s men at the Highbury Stadium and nearly got on the scoresheet, hitting the woodwork. Conor Bradley and Dapo Afolayan scored late goals as Wanderers recorded a memorable 2-1 victory on the road.

Liam Kitching (7.9)

The centre-back brought his A game as the Whites came up just short in the play-off semi-final. Kitching got the decisive goal at Oakwell, powering a head past James Trafford after getting on the end of Luca Connell’s wicked cross.

Ryley Towler (8.6)

The highest score against Wanderers last season came during the 3-1 defeat at Fratton Park in February. Towler scored twice in the space of 11 minutes as the Whites struggled to cope with Pompey’s threat from set-pieces.

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Leif Davis (8.0)

The former Leeds youngster played a key role as Ipswich ran out 2-0 winners at the UniBol in March. Davis was a constant threat on the left flank and set up the second goal, picking out Cameron Burgess with a pinpoint corner delivery.

George Byers (8.2)

The midfielder caught the eye during Sheffield Wednesday’s 2-0 victory at the UniBol during the early stages of the season. Byers opened the scoring, reacting quickest to steer Barry Bannan’s low cross past the helpless Trafford.

Albie Morgan (8.1)

Despite his side tasting defeat, Morgan was one of the standout performers at the Valley in January. The 23-year-old got on the scoresheet with a crisp first-time finish from the edge of the box, but goals from Aaron Morley and Dion Charles saw Evatt’s men return home with all three points.

Lewis Wing (8.4)

The midfielder got the decisive goal as Wanderers suffered a narrow defeat at Adams Park in February. He gave Trafford no chance with a superb strike from out on the wing, ironically, following a well-worked short corner.

Niall Ennis (7.8)

The forward caused the Bolton backline plenty of problems during their 2-0 defeat at Home Park in August. Ennis opened the scoring, shrugging off Ricardo Santos and keeping his cool to go round Trafford before tapping into the empty net.

Conor Wickham (8.0)

An ex-Premier League striker with Sunderland and Crystal Palace, Wickham scored the only goal as Evatt’s men were beaten at the New Lawn in October. He provided a ruthless finish after getting on the end of Corey O’Keeffe’s low cross from the right flank.

Tom Barkhuizen (7.9)

The wideman, who was a target for Wanderers last summer, impressed during the Rams’ 2-1 victory at Pride Park in January. Barkhuizen set up both goals, first with a delicious cross for Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and then a clever knockdown for Conor Hourihane.


Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (Charlton), Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday), Ash Hunter (Morecambe), Jacob Bedeau (Morecambe), Josh Scowen (Wycombe), Sam Smith (Cambridge), Adam Phillips (Barnsley)