Bolton Wanderers supporters have taken to Twitter to show their dissatisfaction with summer signing Jonathan Grounds as he put in another disappointing performance in the 1-0 derby defeat to Blackburn Rovers.
Bolton signed Grounds on a season-long loan deal from Birmingham City, after Blues manager Garry Monk decided he was not going to be in his plans following the addition of Kristian Pedersen.
Grounds has left his disappointment at leaving Birmingham behind by slotting in at left-back in Bolton’s first-team XI on seven occasions this season, starting every game since the international break.
But Bolton supporters have not been too impressed with his performances, and they felt during the recent Lancashire derby defeat to Blackburn that he was among the worst players and a liability at the back.
Thought we were ok today but we have absolutely no goal threat. We badly need a striker with a bit of pace and not another striker who can just hold the ball up. Also Grounds were awful today. Was so happy when he came off #bwfc— Matt Ascroft (@theascroft) October 6, 2018
We should of done everything to get Robinson back this season. Grounds is a liability. One of THE worst players I’ve seen!!! #bwfc— Danny Booth (@dannybooth11) October 7, 2018
Jonathan Grounds is single handedly going to get us relegated. #bwfc— Tom Griffiths (@YonmonTom) October 7, 2018
Yeh agree with that, grounds was v poor in the first half but didn’t do much wrong second, he definitely isn’t good enough though crom@what I’ve seen of him, agree with oztumer too— Luke... (@luke_bwfc) October 6, 2018
Be in the bottom 3 before we know it not creating enough again playing 1 up front at home is not the way to go massive game next but with grounds playing i cant see anything but a defeat always has that mistake that seems to cost us— Sean Williams (@SeanBwfc1992) October 6, 2018
Throats in bits like grounds footballing ability #bwfc— Jake Hurst (@JakebwfcHurst) October 6, 2018
How many goals will Grounds give away before Parkinson stops picking him. The guy is a total liability.— BWFC Till I Die (@mike_hardman) October 6, 2018
Grounds managed just a 48.6% pass-accuracy rate against Blackburn; one of the lowest on the pitch as he struggled to find his teammates when placed under pressure.
Rovers seemed to target the 30-year-old with Bradley Dack pulling into the wide area to test himself one-on-one, and he often got the better of Grounds to the delight of the away support.
With Birmingham seemingly content with new signing Pedersen, Grounds will be hoping to make a big enough impact at Bolton to secure a permanent deal but so far he has not performed consistently well.
The Trotters will be hoping for big improvements from him in the near future, with the club’s supporters no doubt beginning to look nervously over their shoulders as they fear another potential relegation scrap.