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Match Report: Huddersfield Town 0-0 Wigan Athletic

The talk at the back end of last year was about the squad continual rotation under Uwe Rosler, now though the gaffer looks less likely to change the squad from week to week and subsequently the same starting 11 featured against Huddersfield Town as did against Blackburn Rovers. Hopefully though we could see a different score line this time around.

Shaun Botterill

Changes though did occur on the bench as James McClean returned, showing our strengthen in depth with the likes of Shaun Maloney, Martyn Waghorn and Oriol Riera all present on the subs bench.

The game though continued much in the same vein as it had at the weekend for Wigan. With much more possession and looking to try and open up a very stubborn and well drilled Huddersfield Town defence.

Andy Delort continued his start to life in English football, the striker has adapted well to the playing style of the Championship. Yet to get off the mark, I don’t think it will be long before we see a goal by the Frenchman he pulled off some excellent shots over the course of the 90 minutes.

Callum McManaman yet again at the centre of a diving row, following a suspect dive in the game against Blackburn Rovers, McManaman again was on the floor and this time the referee gave a free kick and a yellow card to our attacker. It was defiantly more of a penalty than the one awarded at the weekend.

Huddersfield were not without their threats and having looked likely to go ahead in the first five minutes of the game through Danny Ward after his cross managed to head goal-ward. Other chances fell for the home side through Sean Scannell, following the winger’s introduction in the second half.

Late on though James McClean and Oriol Riera came on for Wigan to change the front line, the two attackers playing together for the first time this season as Rosler looks to build attacking partnerships. It nearly came off with Riera volleying a ball only inches over the cross bar late on in the game.

Wigan though managed to pick up their first away point of the season, and another clean sheet. More is defiantly needed to be done on the training ground for this squad to be fully flowing. Rosler and staff though now have five days to get the team ready for Monday’s visit of Ipswich Town.