Paul Kendrick runs the rule over the Wigan Athletic side that deservedly beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 and delivers his report card...
Wigan Athletic (4-2-3-1):
Jamie Jones: 7 - A couple of vital saves, although one came after a rare handling error, in another generally good display.
Nathan Byrne: 7 - Switched to right-back in the reshuffle but got forward at every opportunity to support the attack.
Cedric Kipre: 6 - Given a tough time by the Rangers frontline and perhaps fortunate to escape with only a yellow late on when caught the wrong side.
Danny Fox: 8 - Handed the captain’s armband on debut and brought an immediate calmness to the backline, looks a cracking signing on first look.
Kal Naismith: 6 - Growing into the left-back role although, by his own admission, didn’t make the most of crossing opportunities that are usually his forte.
Lee Evans: 7 - Senior figure in the new-look engine room, spread the ball around as well as getting stuck in.
Reece James: 8 - First start in the midfield and looked like he’d played there for years, frightening how good this kid could be when he matures.
Anthony Pilkington: 7 - Couple of jaw-dropping moments of skill that underline his Premier credentials, even more to come when he gets fully match fit.
Josh Windass: 8 - Showed great composure to open the scoring and looks to be growing into this role in the absence of Nick Powell.
Michael Jacobs: 7 - Welcome addition back to the side after injury, adds creativity and a work ethic.
*Leon Clarke: 8 - Marked his second ‘debut’ for Latics with an assist and the match-winning goal - and has already pinched the famous ‘Will Grigg’ chant!*
Joe Garner (for Clarke, 76): 6 - Took over from Clarke and was his usual nuisance without threatening the goal.
Darron Gibson (for Pilkington, 77): 5 - Not an ideal time of the game to come on and struggled to get going.
Chey Dunkley (for Fox, 79): 6 - Squeezed out of the side to accommodate Fox but stood up to be counted in a frenzied finale.
Subs not used: Christian Walton, Beni Baningime, Callum McManaman, Gary Roberts.
Star Man: Leon Clarke
QPR: Lumley; Furlong, Leistner, Lynch, Bidwell; Wszolek, Scowen, Luongo, Freeman; Eze, Wells.
Subs: Ingram, Hall, Cousins, Manning (for Luongo, 88), Smith (for Eze, 63), Samuel (for Wszolek, 46), Kakay.
Shots on target: 3-5
Shots off target: 1-7
Possession (%): 44-56
Fouls conceded: 11-12
Yellow cards: 3-1
Red cards: 0-0
Referee: Scott Duncan