Blackburn lost high scorer Bradley Dack to what regarded as if it might truly per chance be a critical knee injury as Wigan moved off the foot of the Championship with a goalless procedure at Ewood Park.
Dack, who has scored nine league needs for Rovers this season, wanted to be taken off on a stretcher after going down clutching his knee on the touchline midway thru the 2nd half.
Rovers can possess snatched all three factors quickly after as Danny Graham’s header hit the bar, however the procedure extended their unbeaten bustle to seven video games and moved them up two locations to eighth.
All sides created quite a lot of chances to amass it in an exhilarating unhurried finale however Rovers stopper Christian Walton and his Wigan counterpart Jamie Jones each and each made quite a lot of stunning saves to assist the obtain smooth.
Walton, who spent the past two seasons on loan at Wigan from Brighton before making the transient swap to Blackburn within the summer, made fabulous stops from Sam Morsy’s curler and Cedric Kipre’s level-smooth header.
Jones, who had vied with Walton for Wigan’s amount 1 shirt for a ways of the past two years, was once now to no longer be outdone, thwarting Joe Rothwell, Darragh Lenihan and Lewis Holtby as Rovers ended strongly.
Arguably the finest likelihood of an live-to-live closing few minutes fell to Wigan’s Jamal Lowe however he nodded Josh Windass’ mistaken huge from contained within the six-yard box.
The filled with life Lowe had additionally fizzed inches huge from distance earlier as the Latics, whose winless bustle stretched to 11 video games, came almost about a first away possess of the season that might per chance possess moved them out of the underside three.
They did assist a first desirable sheet in 33 fits to transfer above Stoke and into 23rd, despite the truth that that owed barely to the woodwork as Graham’s header from Holtby’s mistaken came succor off the bar with Jones overwhelmed.
But Rovers had been successfully below their simplest and might per chance successfully be without the providers of leading marksman Dack for a whereas, given the agony he was once in when the injury passed off.
Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray suggested BBC Radio Lancashire:
“This league is there for everybody to appear for. Teams at either live of the league might give you concerns.
“Wigan are a respectable aspect, I don’t possess them being within the underside three at the live of the season.
“They gave us a type of concerns, severely within the first half. That confirmed their quality. That acknowledged I possess we performed successfully and their keeper made some fabulous saves.”
On Bradley Dack’s injury:“I might per chance now no longer notify what it might truly per chance be or what it’s a ways. Let’s possess what a upright diagnosis or scan reveals however at this 2nd it would no longer search for splendid.”
Wigan supervisor Paul Cook:
“I possess either aspect had moments within the game, for obvious. Danny Graham’s hit the bar, Jamie (Jones) has made about a saves.
“We possess had our moments so whereas you are repeatedly disillusioned, I possess there’s so mighty positivity across the final three performances, it be counterfeit.
“We search for anything else however a gaggle that hasn’t won and lacking in self belief. Unfortunately, we’re now no longer getting those wins that you’ll need, however there is a long methodology to hotfoot within the season.
“I don’t think many folk gave us mighty of a gamble right here tonight. To come succor and play the methodology we did, the gamers will also be somewhat good adequate with their efficiency.”