Bury 0-3 Rovers – Player Ratings

After Rovers brushed aside rock-bottom Bury, we review the Rovers’ players’ performances

Two goals from Marcus Antonsson and one from Bradley Dack saw Rovers in cruise control for the majority of the game, in what was a great team performance.

So, how did each player play?

Please note, ratings have been taken from an average of our writers’ ratings.

Starting XI

RAYA, David – 7.4/10 – With the Spaniard not having to do much all game when called upon he claimed very cross and every corner with ease.

NYAMBE, Ryan – 6.8/10 – A confident display from the full, his strength and power was too much for the wingers of Bury. A solid performance from the academy graduate.

MULGREW, Charlie – 7.2/10 – A comfortable performance from the skipper who had one of his better games of the season.

DOWNING, Paul – 7.2/10 – Another clean sheet while the loanee from MK Dons who also had a fairly uneventful and comfortable afternoon at the back.

WILLIAMS, Derrick – 7/10 – A pleasing display from the left-back with his solid defensive display and encouraging attacking play worked well all game.

SMALLWOOD, Richie – 8/10 – A typical game from the central midfielder, non-stop tackling and breaking up of play. A very good game from Richie as usual.

WHITTINGHAM, Peter – 5.8/10 – This game would probably be one of his better performances, making plenty of crosses and tackling all game.

BENNETT, Elliott – 7/10 – The workhorse tirelessly working hard up and down the pitch for all 90 minutes. A tremendous amount of effort was put in by the winger.

DACK, Bradley – 9.6/10 – Silky touches, silky skills the attacking midfielder also had his best game of the season. A man of the match display no question about it.

ANTONSSON, Marcus -8.6 /10 – The on-loan Swede having what most Rovers fans would say his best game of the season scoring two very good goals.

NUTTALL, Joe – 6.6/10 – A decent performance from the 20-year old in his first league start of the season. His hold up play was superb and his link up with Dack and Bennett worked quite well too.

Substitutes

HARPER, Rekeem (for Peter Whittingham, 78 mins) – 5.8/10 – The 17-year old loanee didn’t do too much coming off the bench but he helped break Bury’s attacks up and won a couple of tackles.

SAMUEL, Dominic (for Marcus Antonsson, 81 mins) – 5.6/10 – A bright cameo display from the substitute playing on the left wing. Showed a threat going forward and running at defenders.

GRAHAM, Danny (for Joe Nuttall, 81 mins) – 5.6/10 – A decent cameo performance and had a chance late on to make it 0-4 but was a tame effort.

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