Huddersfield Town fell to a third defeat in four league games as Craig Davies netted a second-half winner in a 1-0 reverse at Bolton Wanderers.

Davies had already hit the crossbar in a dour first half, while Nahki Wells tested Andy Lonergan with a low snapshot just before the interval.

Town started the brighter of the two teams in the second period but Jacob Butterfield was superbly thwarted by a stunning Lonergan save before Davies made the Terriers pay by converting Liam Feeney's clever pull-back.

But how did each Town player rank in the defeat to Neil Lennon's side?

See our player ratings below.

 

Smithies - Looked solid with his handling from corners but his distribution of the ball with his feet came into question. Left completely exposed for the only goal of the contest. 5.

Smith - Appeared slightly more reserved than in recent outings as he curbed his attacking instincts due to the change in formation. Defended well on the whole but was quiet. 6.

Hudson - Started well against Davies but was unable to truly contain him and struggled as the match wore on. Was booked for his part in a tussle with the striker before the Bolton man netted the winner in the space where he ought to have been. 6.

Lynch - While Davies was more preoccupied with the aerial battles against Hudson, Lynch did not have an awful lot to do from a defensive perspective but was withdrawn at the break due to a tight groin. 5.

Robinson - The left-back started brightly and initially kept the lively Feeney quiet but his positioning for the goal proved to ultimately be Town's undoing and it affected his performance thereafter. 5.

Butterfield - Battled hard in midfield and his passing was typically crisp, evidenced by a lovely sliderule pass for Wells' first-half chance, but he will have nightmares about his inability to put the Terriers into the lead from close range at the start of the second half. 6.

Poyet - Struggled to really get to grips with Neil Danns and Darren Pratley in midfield and he failed to keep a lid on the effervescent Lee Chung-Yong as a result. His passing was neat, but it did not particularly stretch the Bolton backline. 5.

Coady - Similar to Poyet in that he sat as one of the screeners in the midfield trio but, in doing so, it limited his ability to get on the ball and drive forward into space. Has gone slightly off the boil in recent weeks. 5.

Wells - Looked the most likely to score and was only denied one by a stunning reflex stop from Lonergan late in the first half. Struggled in the second half as the defence got gradually deeper and deeper. 6.

Holt - Another who looked up for the battle initially but was found wanting and Matt Mills dominated the aerial challenges. Had a key role in some of Town's best chances but rarely looked like notching a goal for himself. 5.

Scannell - Started brightly on the left flank but faded like a lot of his other team-mates and his final ball was, for once, lacking. Tested makeshift right-back Josh Vela and fought hard before suffering a dead leg in the second half. 6.

Substitutes:

Wallace - Replaced Lynch at half-time and dealt with some high balls effectively enough and could do little to prevent the goal. 5.

Lolley - One of the highlights of Town's display as he injected some pace and invention from the bench and saw two shots blocked away after a couple of weaving runs. 6.

Ward - Barely had a kick of the ball. 5.