Wigan Athletic: How they rated v Derby County
Paul Kendrick runs the rule over the Wigan Athletic side that lost 1-0 at home to Derby County and delivers his report card...
Wigan Athletic (4-2-3-1):
Christian Walton: 7 - No chance with the goal but pulled off a couple of fine saves to keep Latics in the game.
Reece James: 8 - Showed his versatility by switching to right wing-back in the reshuffle and if anything showed up even better.
Cedric Kipre: 7 - Stood up strong and didn’t give the dangerous Derby forwards much to go on.
Dan Burn: 8 - Possibly his best game of the season, looking more like the imperious presence he’s been for most of his DW stint.
Kal Naismith: 4 - Horribly exposed for the incident that led to his 15th-minute dismissal, easy to say in hindsight he should have let Wilson shoot but paid a high price.
Sam Morsy: 8 - Literally took the fight to Derby, didn’t take a backward step and impressive in possession as well with Latics down to 10.
Lee Evans: 7 - Backed up the skipper in his usual manner, passing again impeccable, and if his second-half piledriver had been two yards to the right...
Nathan Byrne: 6 - Forced into an unfamiliar left wing-back role following the sending-off but one second-half cross in particular deserved a goal.
Josh Windass: 7 - Switched to lone frontman duties in the 30th-minute reshuffle following the red card, and ran his blood to water with little reward.
Gary Roberts: 5 - Hooked on the half-hour due to the sending-off, had looked in good nick up to that point.
James Vaughan: 5 - Ditto.
Callum Connolly (for Roberts, 30): 7 - Slotted in as the right side of three centre-backs and showed up well.
Darron Gibson (for Vaughan, 30): 7 - Added much-needed presence to the engine room and got stuck in when required.
Joe Garner (for Windass, 83): Little time to impress.
Subs not used:
Jamie Jones, Alex Bruce, Callum McManaman, Will Grigg.
Star Man: Sam Morsy
Derby County (4-3-3): Carson; Bogle, Keogh, Tomori, Malone; Mount, Huddlestone, Bryson; Wilson, Lawrence, Marriott.
Subs: Roos, Waghorn, Pearce, MacDonald, Jozefzoon (for Wilson, 72), Holmes (for Bryson, 77), Nugent (for Marriott, 89).
Shots on target: 2-5
Shots off target: 4-7
Possession (%): 33-67
Fouls conceded: 9-14
Yellow cards: 1-2
Red cards: 1-0
Referee: Gavin Ward