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Wolves 1-0 Reading FC: Player Ratings

Here's how Becka rated the players after Boxing Day's defeat at Molineux.

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Jonathan Bond – 5

After a couple of good games, Bond looked slightly shaky again. Not sure he could have done much about the goal but was nearly left blushing after misjudging a deflection which came off the post. With only one Wolves shot on target, he did not have much to do.

Paul McShane – 6

Understated performance from the centre back, helped keep Benik Afobe quiet.


Michael Hector – 6

One of the better Hector performances this season, again helping keep Afobe quiet and making some good blocks in the first half.

Chris Gunter – 7

It was nice to see Gunter getting forward again, and doing so well. Just a shame the crossing wasn’t a great standard all the time.


Stephen Quinn – 7

Another solid game at left back for Quinn, and made a crucial tackle to deny Afobe in the first half. Like Gunter, he managed to get forward well and showed us what we had been missing during his injury.


Oliver Norwood – 7

108 touches and 89 passes during a game are some pretty impressive statistics. Dominated the midfield and was horrendously unlucky not to get a goal after a fine effort which hit the post.


Danny Williams – 5

Had a much quieter game in midfield compared to Norwood. There was a lot of sideways movement from the USA international and struggled to make an impact. Hopefully he’s back to his best against Brentford.

Garath McCleary – 6

Had a good first half (minus the foul which the resulting free kick led to the goal), linking up well with Quinn and looked dangerous down the wing. Was also unlucky not to score after shooting just wide.

Nick Blackman – 5

Definitely an anonymous game for Blackman, who switched off defensively which led to James Henry’s goal. Almost had a slice of luck when the Wolves keeper spilled a shot, but it fell just wide of the post.


Hal Robson-Kanu – 5

Had a great work rate, just not much of a final product. Should have done better with a clear effort on goal in the first half.

Matej Vydra – 5

Again, like Kanu, you certainly cannot question the amount of ground he covered during his time on the pitch, but in front of goal he looked like a striker lacking in goals and confidence.

Subs

Ola John – 7

Looked impressive when he came on in the second half. He made some good runs at the Wolves defence and got some dangerous crosses into the box.


Andrew Taylor – 6

Like John, Taylor made an impact when he came on as a substitute, getting forward well from left back when Quinn got moved forward into the left wing position.

Orlando Sa- n/a

Was not on long enough to make an impact.