Grant takes the Bolton points
Goalkeeper Lee Grant was considered our best player in the defeat at Bolton a week last Saturday, winning both the man of the match vote and the player ratings on Clarets Mad.
On what was a disappointing afternoon as the Clarets again lost a lead away from home, the seventh time we've been in front on the road this season and not won, it was Grant who came out on top.
He took the man of the match with a 24.1% share of the vote and that was ahead of left back Danny Lafferty who came second with 19.5%. Ross Wallace and David Edgar took third and fourth place, Wallace securing 12.8% and Edgar 11.3% of the vote.
Three of those players were in the top four of the player ratings. Again Grant came first. He had a rating of 6.83 out of 10. Lafferty was second with 6.50 and Edgar was joined by fellow central defender Jason Shackell in taking third place jointly with both having a rating of 6.33 out of 10.
That result has given Grant the maximum ten points towards the Clarets Mad Player of the Year with Lafferty winning six points. Edgar claimed three points and there were two points each for Shackell and Wallace.
It makes it very interesting at the top of the player of the year table with Grant now within seven points of leader Charlie Austin. Austin, now back in the side, will be looking to get amongst the goals to increase a lead that at one point, before his injury, had looked unassailable.
Dean Marney remains in third place and is the only player likely to challenge the top two over the remaining games of the season.
Below is the result from the Bolton game and the next vote, for the home game against Middlesbrough, will start tomorrow night and run until the end of Friday.
MAN OF THE MATCH
24.1% - Lee Grant19.5% - Danny Lafferty12.8% - Ross Wallace11.3% - David Edgar5.3% - Chris McCann, Jason Shackell & Kieran Trippier4.5% - Danny Ings3.8% - Dean Marney3.0% - Charlie Austin & Junior Stanislas2.3% - Martin Paterson
6.83 - Lee Grant6.50 - Danny Lafferty6.33 - David Edgar & Jason Shackell5.83 - Kieran Trippier5.79 - Ross Wallace5.67 - Junior Stanislas5.29 - Danny Ings5.13 - Dean Marney4.88 - Charlie Austin4.83 - Chris McCann4.33 - Martin Paterson
CLARETS MAD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
102: Charlie Austin95: Lee Grant80: Dean Marney70: Brian Stock61: Michael Duff52: Kieran Trippier50: Jason Shackell43: Chris McCann40: Ben Mee34: Danny Ings33: Danny Lafferty22: Sam Vokes20: Junior Stanislas19: Ross Wallace18: Brian Jensen15: Joseph Mills10: Martin Paterson & Keith Treacy7: David Edgar & Kevin Long6: Marvin Bartley2: Steven Hewitt1: Dane Richards
Source: Clarets Mad
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