Joey Barton was finally defeated by Sunderland in a 1-0 win for the lads. Here’s how they rated out of ten...
Lee Burge (7/10): Didn’t have a lot of shots to stop, but kept his concentration and distributed the ball well, both accurately and efficiently.
Max Power (7/10): Got us forward quickly with some good long passing. Defended well for the most part.
Dion Sanderson (6/10): Struggled against the physicality of Brandon Hanlan initially, but got to grips with him more in the second half.
Luke O’Nien (6/10): Luke struggled with the high press of Rovers and their direct nature, but won a lot of aerial battles.
Callum McFadzean (6/10): Kept things simple and held his own against a threatening attack.
Carl Winchester (7/10): Added a physical presence in midfield, playing with composure and quality to control possession.
Josh Scowen (6/10): Pressed well and covered lots of grass, with some nice passes too.
Lynden Gooch (7/10): Lively throughout and created our first chance of the game with a quickly taken free kick.
Aiden O’Brien (8/10): Showed some quality on the ball which was rare in a scrappy match. Took advantage of some poor marking to put us ahead, even if the finish wasn’t the cleanest connection. Should have doubled our lead, skying a left footed chance in the second half.
Aiden McGeady (7/10): McGeady always looked to take his man on and was able to beat him every time with that deadly step over move. Some clever set pieces, including a corner to pick out Aiden O’Brien for the opener. Gave the ball away a little to much.
Charlie Wyke (7/10): A handful up front, Wyke forced the Bristol defence into a number of fouls to stop our play.
Ross Stewart (6/10): Was used as an outlet to get the ball forward to.
Grant Leadbitter (6/10): Helped see out the win, adding an extra body in midfield.