Spearing thrives in skipper's role

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Jay Spearing celebrated being awarded the captain's armband by netting in Bolton's 1-1 draw with Tranmere.

Bolton: Spearing thrives in skipper's role

The central midfielder, who often led his side last season when club skipper Zat Knight fell out of favour, drilled in a 20-yard finish following a one-two on the edge of the box with Craig Davies.
Wanderers should have doubled their advantage prior to the interval but Owain Fon Williams brilliantly thwarted new signing Dean Moxey's header from point-blank range.

Rovers restored parity in the second period when an unmarked Eliot Richards bundled home from in front of goal.