WI­GAN MUST STILL FIND HIGHER GEAR

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

THE Sky cam­eras may have been in town but this was far from box of­fice. In a game dom­i­nated by de­fend­ers and sti­fled by an over­crowded mid­field, gen­uine chances were ab­sent.

To Leeds fans, that will come as no sur- prise. Lack­ing gen­uine pace or a cut­ting edge up front, they es­sen­tially have two tac­tics – bang it to big Matt Smith and hope for the best or give it to Ross McCormack and bank on in­di­vid­ual bril­liance.

It makes them an easy side to de­fend against and Wi­gan did that, with Em­mer­son Boyce and Ivan Ramis im­pe­ri­ous at the back. On this ba­sis, Mas­simo Cellino’s cash can’t come soon enough. Not that the home side were par­tic­u­larly in­ci­sive ei­ther; aside from the busy, bustling Mar­tyn Waghorn, the Lat­ics laboured to vic­tory, per­haps the re­sult of play­ing nine matches in the last 30 days. An im­prove­ment is needed for Ar­se­nal next week.

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