The Swansea City player ratings as solid defence and relentless Jay Fulton

Swansea City made it three wins in their last four games as Barrie McKay’s strike secured victory at Bolton.

Swansea were not always convincing, particularly during a second half where they invited pressure for long spells.

But they held on for an important three points ahead of the international break.

Here, we rate the players:

Erwin Mulder 7

Back in the side and showed his worth with two eye-catching saves from Ameobi and marshalled his area with real authority. An impressive return that will do his long-term first-choice prospects the power of good.

Connor Roberts 6

Moved back to right-back as Naughton’s ankle was not risked and was rock-solid defensively. Not able to get forward as much as he would have liked but knuckled down and did his job.

Bolton players’ disbelief as multiple shots miss target
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Mike van der Hoorn 7

Came into his own during the closing stages as Bolton peppered the Swansea box with crosses and diagonal balls. So often in the right place at the right time.

Joe Rodon 7

Got away with a rare slip in the first half but showed tremendous pace to cover off Donaldson as he bared down on goal in the second half as he showed up strongly again.

Matt Grimes 6

Bolton tried to overlap and expose him against Ameobi and, while challenged by the lanky winger, he held his own pretty well and was intelligent in judging when to engage and when to drop off. Moved to midfield when Olsson came on and made crucial late challenge as Bolton pushed.

Jay Fulton 7 – Star man

His attacking play has caught the eye this season but this was a performance all about his effort and work-rate. Did so much unselfish graft that was so important.

Leroy Fer 6

A mixed bag. Started strongly with some driving runs from deep and strong work in the middle, but his influence waned after the break and had his hands full, his frustration showing with a late tackle for which he was booked.

Barrie McKay 7

Barrie McKay of Swansea fires past Goalkeeper Ben Alnwick of Bolton Wanderers
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His goal was the difference between the two sides and the one moment of true quality in the match. Made several other eye-catching contributions before his withdrawal. An improved showing from the Scot.

Bersant Celina 6

Some moments of high-class play but also a few slipshod passages of play. Will be disappointed he did not convert from a James cross and he overhit a few passes when chances were on for the visitors.

Daniel James 6

Daniel James of Swansea runs into penalty box followed by Pawel Olkowski of Bolton Wanderers
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Shows what outstanding form he has been in that this felt like a quiet outing. Final ball was not as good as it needed to be on occasions, but still a real and ever-present threat.

Oli McBurnie 6

Will be frustrated that Celina and James did not find him when a pin-point cross could have seen him add to his tally. Starved off service but got through his usual mountain of work.

Subs

Martin Olsson (On for McKay, 62) 6

Brought on to shore up the left flank, booked for time-wasting.

Jefferson Montero (On for James, 76) 5

Little chance to make an impression on welcome return.

Wilfried Bony (On for Celina, 80) 5

Back after nine months out and it showed with heavy touches, but good to see him out there.