DYLAN Bahamboula was much-missed during his spell representing the Congo, and it’s good to see him back in the fold.

He tore up Crawley on the wings and proved a handful for the defenders while gaining vital yards that made it easier for the rest of the team to move the ball without the risk of having to stop a quick counter-attack.

It brings up the question of why Keith Curle decided to leave him out when he first came in.

Bahamboula is one of the best attacking talents in the league, and attacking is something that Latics have failed to do to a good enough standard during Curle’s short period in charge.

Conor McAleny, who had previously been so potent, found himself firing blanks and failing to challenge in front of goal when he was isolated up top.

Monday’s game is evidence of just how profound the Congo international’s impact on the wider team is.

McAleny was on fire and could have scored more than he did. Davis Keillor-Dunn continued to look good in midfield, albeit without scoring, and the overall side produced a much more cohesive performance.

In both of the Easter weekend games, however, there has been one sticking point that Latics need to improve on – how clinical we are in the final third.

Marginal differences could have made it so that Good Friday’s loss at home to Stevenage was instead a draw, or victory.

Callum Whelan, Alfie McCalmont and Keillor-Dunn all squandered good chances from which they should have scored.

And against Crawley, that was still the case. There aren’t too many complaints that can be made when a team wins 4-1, but the margin of victory could have been greater if opportunities to net more had been capitalised on.

There have, however, been positives to take from the Easter games, the clearest of which is the ability of Laurie Walker in goal.

Despite his age, 31, he made his EFL debut during his first game on loan at Oldham, and has quickly turned into a natural behind the defence who marshalls the box well and is a safe pair of hands against attackers.

It was most clear in the Stevenage game, where he kept out a penalty and also shut-out a number of efforts from the visitors’ forwards.

He seems to be out of favour at MK Dons, and with a view to building for next season, attempting to sign him would be a good bit of business.