Kyle Joseph netted a hat-trick as Wigan edged out a seven-goal thriller at bottom Ligue 1 club Burton to extend their unbeaten three games.
With seven games wiped out due to the coronavirus, attention has shifted to the foot of the table where Leam Richardson’s men continued to improve.
Burton led three times by John-Joe O’Toole, John Brayford and Kane Hemmings, but each time Joseph caught them before Will Keane pulled a winner in the 83rd minute for the Latics.
Shrewsbury continued their remarkable improvement under new boss Steve Cotterill as Daniel Udoh’s 38th-minute strike gave them a 1-0 victory over Blackpool.
The Shrews victory extended their unbeaten eight games – seven under Cotterill – since the departure of former boss Sam Ricketts.
But Swindon The predicament under John Sheridan continued as they crashed in a 4-1 home loss to MK Donations.
Cameron Jerome and Daniel Harvie scored early for the visitors and, although they were caught by Jack Payne before the break, more goals from Jerome and Regan Poole sealed the victory.
To end another dismal night for Sheridan – whose team have now earned just one point in their last seven games – they had Rob Hunt sent off with seven minutes from time.
Northampton broke a four-game losing streak in the league with a 3-1 win Gillingham with goals from Sam Hoskins, Danny Rose and Alan Sheehan, while Kyle Dempsey replied for the Gills.
Oxford won three straight league wins with a hard-fought 3-2 victory at Plymouth, with goals from Josh Ruffels, Sam Long and a penalty from Olamide Shodipo.
Plymouth led Panutche Kamara’s early strike, while Luke Jephcott’s 84th-minute kick gave them a glimmer of hope.