Wigan Athletic faced Birmingham City on Tuesday in the Championship in what was expected to be an exciting encounter. However, the match was underwhelming with both sides failing to bring attacking impetus to the game.
The match started with Wigan starting brightly with the attack combining early for an attempt on goal by the home team.
Gavin Massey located Windass with a good pass and he made an attempt that was well saved by Kieffer Moore. Windass continued to have a good opening half finding space to test Camp into making a sharp save.
Birmingham settled into the game after the early storm and the match became stale with neither side having much joy in creating chances. Dan Crowley had the first shot for the away team who struggled with their shooting all night.
Wigan Athletic winger Nathan Bryne has said that the Latics have nothing to be worried about despite a slow beginning to the Championship campaign. Paul Cook’s side started the season with a stunning triumph over Cardiff City but they have since succumbed to four league defeats on the bounce.
Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook has expressed his delight after the club managed to beat the Championship drop with two games to spare. The Latics have found themselves in a relegation heap in the past few months but they have managed to survive the threat with back-to-back triumphs over Leeds United and Preston North End.
Wigan Athletic earned a tough draw away to Birmingham City last weekend. The Blues scored early with Lukas Jutkiewicz slotting past Wigan keeper Jamie Jones. However, the Latics responded quickly by hitting the posts midway into the half and also saw a good chance blocked on the line by Wes Harding.
Wigan Athletic’s executive chairman Darren Royle has said that the club are not in a desperation stage with regards to the future of Nick Powell. The former Manchester United graduate has just three months remaining on his existing deal with Wigan Athletic but Royle has indicated that the club are not overly worried about the situation.
Wigan Athletic are currently five points off the relegation places in the Championship with 14 games to go. The club recently took a break in the weekend with no fixture to play and made a warm-weather trip to the middle east for a training camp.
Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook said that his players will have to fight hard if they want to win their next game against Rotherham. He said that their opponents are a really good team and that it will be very difficult to get a result there.
Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook has heaped praise on Derby County manager Frank Lampard and spoke about the quality of the team whom they are scheduled to host in the Championship this weekend. The Latics are currently lying in a mid-table position but they still possess the joint-strongest home record in the division with 21 points gained this season.
Despite this, Cook has acknowledged that the Latics have a test of their hands this weekend with Derby excelling with a number of impressive displays including the shock League Cup third round triumph over Manchester United on the road, he told Wigan’s official website: “He needs to stop going to places like Manchester United and winning, doesn’t he. (more…)