‘A liability; awful’: Some Bolton fans have had enough of Jonathan Grounds

Sammy Ameobi of Bolton celebrates after scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at Macron Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Bolton,...

Bolton Wanderers signed Jonathan Grounds on loan from Birmingham City.

Bolton Wanderers' Jason Lowe and Bolton Wanderers' Jonathan Grounds during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers at Macron Stadium on October 6, 2018...

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.

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.

Bolton Wanderers' Jonathan Grounds and Blackburn Rovers' Danny Graham during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers at Macron Stadium on October 6,...

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.

Bolton Wanderers' Jonathan Grounds during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Bolton Wanderers at Portman Road on September 22, 2018 in Ipswich, England.

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