Rotherham United vs Wigan Athletic (A)

Rotherham United fell to a 1-0 defeat against Wigan Athletic on Saturday thanks to James Vaughan’s 73rd minute winner for the Latics.

The Millers lost yet another game on the road. Paul Warne’s side have now gone 28 games without a win away from the AESSEAL New York Stadium in the Championship and have only picked up 3 points from a possible 84 on the dreadful run.

Despite slipping to this defeat, the Millers had chances to get on the score sheet but failed to take them either side of the half time interval.

First half chances fell towards Richard Wood and Michael Smith but they couldn’t convert their chances, in the second half, Joe Mattock, Smith, Will Vaulks, Kyle Vassell, Ryan Williams and Semi Ajayi also going close but to no avail for the visitors.

James Vaughan pounced on a goalkeeping error to prod home after Callum McManaman’s effort was spilled by Marek Rodak.


Rotherham were left to rue their missed chances mainly in the second half and Wigan punished them with the only goal of the game.

It will now give Warne a chance to get his ideas across over the next two weeks before the Championship returns after this international break which is coming up this week.

During the break I would expect Warne to work on converting chances and also work on cutting out stupid mistakes at the back which are costing Rotherham United points on the road.

During the international break, Paul Warne won’t be able to work with Semi Ajayi following his call-up to the Nigerian National Team for their games.

Wigan Athletic XI : Walton, Robinson, Morsy, Grigg (Vaughan 60), Windass (Garner 90), James, Kipre, Dunkley, Powell (McManaman 60), Connolly, Evans.

Rotherham United XI : Rodak, Vyner, Mattock, Vaulks, Ajayi, Wood (Proctor 78), Taylor (Vassell 59), Manning, Williams, Smith, Raggett (Robertson 20).

Attendance: 9,584 (677 Millers)


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