Charlton Athletic 0 Wigan Athletic 3
Put the bunting back..
Our first test against a promotion hopeful ended in an embarrassing defeat tonight as Charlton put in an unsatisfactory and wearisome display and Wigan cantered to an easy victory. Robinson hinted at resting Solly and Kashi. He didn’t, he perhaps should have, but he, you and I know he doesn’t have the personnel or the options to change it about. The bench is unispiring and there’s simply too much reliance on Magennis and Holmes.
With Reeves still way off, I wonder what he will do on Saturday. He should make some changes, but what are his options? Will Aribo and Konsa get a chance? Are Dodoo and KAG up to it? And why are we letting in so many goals? More than any other team in the top half.
Wigan with Will Grigg in the line-up started well, and we were fortunate to be level when JFC hit the bar on 30 minutes, but Wigan took the lead just before the break.
We sounded as if we were chasing shadows in the 2nd half with Nick Powell pulling the strings and they killed the game in the 70th minute when Massey got his second. Morsy added a deserved third and we were not at the races.
Disappointing, and although some perspective is needed, the lack of squad depth and options available to Robinson will again be the sub-plot to the season.
Gillingham will be a nice place to put the faith back.