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Wigan Athletic 0-0 Nottingham Forest

Omar Bogle
Wigan had 11 shots, but failed to get any on target

Struggling Wigan and Nottingham Forest played out an uneventful goalless draw at the DW Stadium.

In a first half lacking in quality, Forest winger Mustapha Carayol's effort was the only shot on target.

Dan Burn had a close-range shot blocked for Wigan just after the break, before Eric Lichaj curled just wide for the visitors from outside the box.

Carayol forced another save towards the end of the game but both teams had to settle for a point.

With Bristol City drawing at Newcastle, the Latics remain in the final relegation place and are two points from safety, while Forest are still not out of danger as they stay six points above them.

Wigan have won just three Championship games in front of their own fans this season and have scored in only 18 of their 34 league matches.

The draw ends a three-game losing run for Gary Brazil's side, who had won their first four matches under his tenure.

Wigan manager Warren Joyce:

"Some of those players have played every minute of every game - it's not a massive squad. Some of the younger ones, the fitness levels are not the same as the experienced players.

"Lads are coming in because they're not playing at other clubs - they're not coming in ready-made, ready to go, they're not up to the level of 35, 32-year-olds here because they haven't been playing, they're not battle-hardened.

"There's a side issue of getting all those lads up to speed. The fresher ones might not actually be as fit as the ones playing every week."

Nottingham Forest boss Gary Brazil:

"I don't think about how many points we need.

"I think there's 12 games to go and we'll take as many points as we can out of those games. I think there will be an ability for us to get stronger as we go through the season.

"It's not something I'm considering or thinking about. We will get fitter, stronger, work harder and the points will come for us."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 35Gilks
  • 26Hanson
  • 3BuxtonBooked at 38mins
  • 33Burn
  • 23Warnock
  • 6PowerSubstituted forObertanat 58'minutes
  • 16MacDonald
  • 8Morsy
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 14BogleSubstituted forGriggat 84'minutes
  • 39MandronSubstituted forGilbeyat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 7Gilbey
  • 9Grigg
  • 11Obertan
  • 12Connolly
  • 46Roberts
  • 47Weir

Nottm Forest

  • 43Smith
  • 2Lichaj
  • 42Worrall
  • 13Fox
  • 3Pinillos
  • 16CloughSubstituted forWardat 57'minutes
  • 24VaughanBooked at 70mins
  • 11Osborn
  • 18Carayol
  • 45BreretonSubstituted forMcCormackat 82'minutes
  • 9Assombalonga

Substitutes

  • 8Cohen
  • 15Tshibola
  • 19Ward
  • 26Evtimov
  • 41Cash
  • 48Ahmedhodzic
  • 50McCormack
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
11,254

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Nottingham Forest 0.

Attempt blocked. Mustapha Carayol (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Britt Assombalonga with a headed pass.

Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross McCormack (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt missed. Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Osborn with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic).

Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic).

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Alex Gilbey (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest).

Foul by Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic).

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Alex Gilbey (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. William Grigg replaces Omar Bogle.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Ross McCormack replaces Ben Brereton.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Mustapha Carayol tries a through ball, but Ben Brereton is caught offside.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Daniel Fox.

Attempt blocked. Omar Bogle (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Morsy.

Booking

David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt saved. Mustapha Carayol (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Osborn.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Dan Burn.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Eric Lichaj tries a through ball, but Britt Assombalonga is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Britt Assombalonga.

Attempt missed. Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Jamie Ward.

Foul by Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic).

Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Stephen Warnock.

Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt missed. Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Ward.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jamie Hanson.

Attempt saved. Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Brereton.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Alex Gilbey replaces Mikael Mandron.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Gabriel Obertan replaces Max Power.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton33218457263171
2Newcastle33224764273770
3Huddersfield3320584436865
4Leeds341941146341261
5Reading34186104745260
6Sheff Wed34177104233958
7Fulham331411856391753
8Preston341410104641552
9Norwich331561258471151
10Barnsley34148125248450
11Derby33139113630648
12Cardiff34137144749-246
13Brentford33127145048243
14Birmingham341110133649-1343
15Ipswich331011123441-741
16QPR34117163748-1140
17Aston Villa33912123138-739
18Nottm Forest34107174658-1237
19Burton3499163447-1336
20Wolves3298153944-535
21Bristol City3396184450-633
22Wigan34710173040-1031
23Blackburn3279163750-1330
24Rotherham3445253277-4517
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