Leon Balogun Impresses Again as Wigan Battles to Win over Millwall

Leon Balogun Impresses Again as Wigan Battles to Win over Millwall

Leon Balogun filled the stats sheet on Saturday as Wigan Athletic FC picked up a rare win in a Championship match, narrowly defeating Millwall 1-0 at the DW Stadium.

Balogun could be staking his claim for more game times in the Latics’ first XI and more so for a recall to the National team following successive big performances.

After making his debut coming off the bench against Middlesbrough two weeks ago, the Center Back made his first start for Paul Cook’s men in the 2-2 draw in South Wales against Cardiff.


 

In his third appearance and second start for the club, the Nigerian was decisive in defence for the Championship side.

 

He attempted Two tackles, one interception and seven clearances as Wigan battled to defend the 1-0 lead that came courtesy of a Shaun Hutchinson owngoal.

 

Balogun even showed some attacking side to his game, completing a dribble and registering a shot in the game.

 

The 31 year-old, who move to the Championship side on loan from Premier League club Brighton, was scored a 7.4 rating by whoscored.com, the third best performer on the day.

 

But, while the victory and recent results will boost the team’s morale, it doesn’t lift them out of the relegation zone, just to the top of the relegation trio and two points from safety.

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