Wigan Athletic: How they rated v Rotherham United

Did the man of the match come from these players?
Did the man of the match come from these players?

Paul Kendrick runs the rule over the Wigan Athletic side that drew 1-1 at Rotherham United and delivers his report card...

Wigan Athletic (4-2-3-1):

Jamie Jones: 8 - No chance with the goal but some excellent saves and another very solid case for keeping hold of the gloves.

Nathan Byrne: 7 - Welcome run in the side and involved in some neat triangles down the right with Pilkington and Windass.

Chey Dunkley: 8 - Preferred alongside Fox and justified the manager’s faith by standing up strong against everything the Millers had to offer.

Danny Fox: 6 - Started well before being poleaxed. Happily was able to watch the second half from the bench despite a number of stitches in mouth.

Kal Naismith: 6 - More defending to do than usual but stuck to his task and produced a fine headed clearance late on.

Beni Banginime: 6 - Tough baptism of fire on debut - a million miles away from the Premier League - but, as Paul Cook said, grew into the game.

Reece James: 8 - Will have learned more from this than from most games this season, but more than held his own and looks a class apart.

Anthony Pilkington: 7 - Touch of a Premier League player, and involved in much of what Latics did well going forward.

Josh Windass: 7 - Lively display and third goal in as many games, growing into the attacking role vacated by Will Grigg.

Michael Jacobs: 7 - Great to see him back from injury and to his best, tireless display and mucked in defensively too.

Leon Clarke: 6 - Might have done better with his only chance but battled hard on a tough afternoon ploughing the lone furrow.


Cedric Kipre: 7 - Squeezed out of the starting XI but given a swift reprieve and slotted back in with the minimum of fuss.

Gavin Massey: Great to see him back out there for the few seconds he was.

Subs not used: Christian Walton, Jonas Olsson, Callum McManaman, Gary Roberts, Joe Garner.

Star Man: Jamie Jones

Rotherham (4-1-4-1): Rodak; Jones, Wood, Robertson, Mattock; Ajayi; Taylor, Vaulks, Crooks, Forde; Smith.

Subs: Vyner, Price, Towell (for Crooks, 79), Ihiekwe, Yates, Newell (for Taylor, 69), Wiles.

Shots on target: 5-3

Shots off target: 7-4

Corners: 12-2

Possession (%): 55-45

Fouls conceded: 17-12

Yellow cards: 1-3

Red cards: 0-0

Attendance: 9,611

Referee: Oliver Langford