Rotherham United: Player ratings from the Millers v Wigan clash
The Star's Millers man, Paul Davis, assesses the performances at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
MAREK RODAK 6
Two smart saves in the first half and a great one to deny Will Grigg after the break. Flapped at a couple of crosses.
SHAUN CUMMINGS 6
Nothing too bad but nothing to make him stand out either.
MICHAEL IHIEKWE 4
Looked nervy after picking up an early yellow card and was badly at fault for Wigan’s thrid goal.
RICHARD WOOD 6
Won plenty of headers.
JOE MATTOCK 7
Some crucial defensive headers in the first half. One of the Millers’ better performers.
RICHIE TOWELL 5
Unfamiliar role on the right of midfield and didn’t really affect the game. Played too deep at times.
DARREN POTTER 6
Always comfortable on the ball but not the midfielder’s best game.
LEE FRECKLINGTON 6
Good to see the skipper back in the side. Competed hard and almost scored late on.
ANTHONY FORDE 5
Always puts in a defensive shift, but you need more from a winger. Not enough of an attacking threat.
DAVID BALL 7
Great goal and some good touches as he linked up play. Could finally get a run in the side if boss Paul Warne sticks with a 4-4-1-1 formation.
KIEFFER MOORE 6
Gave as good as he got in a physical battle against two decent centre-halves.
RYAN WILLIAMS 7
On for Richie Towell in the 62nd minute and made a real impact. Lively and good on the ball.
Replaced Darren Potter in the 75th minute and got involved.
Came on after 81 minutes when David Ball tired.
Subs not used: O’Donnell, Ajayi, Newell, Clarke-Harris.
WIGAN (4-2-3-1): Jones 6; Byrne 8, Dunkley 7, Bruce 7, James 7; Evans 8, Morsy 6; Jacobs 7 (Roberts 90+2), Power 8, Colclough 7 (Massey 83); Grigg 7 (Toney 78). Subs not used: Sarkic, Elder, Perkins, Thomas.
Goals: Ball 16 (Rotherham); Grigg 14, Bruce 28, Jacobs 60 (Wigan).
Referee: Seb Stockbridge (Tyne) 4.
Attendance: 8,443 (946).