Shaun Maloney picked up a issue in his initially game in charge of Wigan, as they held Blackburn to a goalless attract at Ewood Park.
The Latics skipped the chance to climb off the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship, but it was a good plenty of get started for Maloney – the previous Latics player who became their 3rd lasting manager of the year last 7 days following Kolo Toure was sacked.
They are 3 factors off protection in 24th, when Blackburn remained outdoors the best six on aim variation in a different annoying evening for Jon Dahl Tomasson and his aspect.
Goalless at Ewood Park
It could and ought to have been the worst doable commence for Maloney, as Blackburn located a way in powering his side’s defence inside of 4 minutes. Bradley Dack played the ball into the run of Brereton Diaz, who raced through on objective but then shot straight at Ben Amos with just the goalkeeper to beat.
Sorba Thomas was among the the loanee debutants on demonstrate, and he triggered plenty of troubles down the suitable for Blackburn, with a pair of his crosses causing authentic troubles to the Wigan defence, only for Martin Kelly to clearly show his nous by averting the danger away from the likes of Bradley Dack and Sam Gallagher.
And there would not be a breakthrough for possibly side in the conclude, on a evening of weak quality in the ultimate third for the two teams in this Lancashire derby. Though there was also a blow for Kelly, who was pressured off with what appeared a terrible injuries following what had been an amazing functionality on his Wigan debut.
Blackburn’s Jon Dahl Tomasson:
“We understood it was going to be a difficult match. Wigan are fighting for their lives and have a new supervisor. Even with that I am let down we didn’t get the match with the alternatives we produced.
“Out of possession we have been sound and gave very number of factors absent. I’m delighted with the cleanse sheet, but we have to have to be a lot more clinical with the possibilities we have.”
Wigan’s Shaun Maloney:
“It is really a superior start out. We experienced to protect a ton in the 2nd fifty percent. The mentality of the team was actually excellent. I’m happy.
“The initially fifty percent I was actually delighted with the progression we had. That was favourable at occasions. Second 50 percent we had to protect. In some cases games are like that. I might love us to engage in much more, but I am delighted with how we defended. I’m happy for the group and for the travelling guidance.”
Participant of the Match – Martin Kelly
What is actually following?
Both are back again in Sky Guess Championship motion at 3pm on Saturday. Blackburn head to Watford, Wigan, host Huddersfield.