Wigan are back at the top of League One as we approach the halfway point in the season. Their 3-1 win over Rotherham two weekends ago was enough to swap places with Shrewsbury after they slipped up against Bradford.

It’s tight at the top of league one with seven points separating the top six, and the Christmas period will be a crucial period for Wigan to keep their form and cement their position as league leaders. If they can start the new year in pole position it will give them the belief needed to keep winning.

Will Grigg scored his 40th goal for the Latics goal on his 100th appearance and looks to be getting back to his goalscoring best from the bench. This season he has some tough competition up front with Nick Powell, Gavin Massey, Ivan Toney and Ryan Colclough all firing, and that healthy competition has seen Wigan score 36 goals so far this season, the most in the league.

They’ve also conceded the fewest number of goals with some very solid defensive performances, particularly from Dan Burn. He was suspended for the game against Rotherham but traveled to the game to show support for his teammates. That shows the togetherness and team spirit that will be key for the Latics success in these tough leagues.

“Dan came with us off his own back to show his support for the lads which shows how good the spirit is inside the dressing room. They all enjoy working together and training together, and I think that shows out there on the pitch,” said first team coach Anthony Barry.

Their record at the back and up top shows they deserve to be at the summit of the table and I’m confident the lads can continue to deliver the goods for the remainder of the season.