Wigan Athletic are currently five points off the relegation places in the Championship with 14 games to go. The club recently took a break in the weekend with no fixture to play and made a warm-weather trip to the middle east for a training camp.
Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook said that his players will have to fight hard if they want to win their next game against Rotherham. He said that their opponents are a really good team and that it will be very difficult to get a result there.
Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook has heaped praise on Derby County manager Frank Lampard and spoke about the quality of the team whom they are scheduled to host in the Championship this weekend. The Latics are currently lying in a mid-table position but they still possess the joint-strongest home record in the division with 21 points gained this season.
Despite this, Cook has acknowledged that the Latics have a test of their hands this weekend with Derby excelling with a number of impressive displays including the shock League Cup third round triumph over Manchester United on the road, he told Wigan’s official website: “He needs to stop going to places like Manchester United and winning, doesn’t he. (more…)
Paul Cook didn’t seem to be happy about the fact that Harry Wilson, the Derby County winger, was not booked for the second time when he deliberately fell down inside the box without being touched by any opposition player in the game against Wigan.
Cook reckons that it was a foul and it deserved a yellow card which would have resulted in Wilson leaving the pitch as he had already been booked once before in the game. (more…)
Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook has admitted massive disappointment after his team were humbled by a 4-0 scoreline on the road to Preston North End. The Latics had a comfortable beginning on their Championship return which saw them 17 points from their opening 11 matches but they could not match up to the challenge offered from Preston.
Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd believes the Gers should add more bodies in the forward department after they sanctioned the surprise exit of Josh Windass last week. The 24-year-old had a strong 2017/18 season with the Gers where he contributed 18 goals and this made him a regular fixture under new manager Steven Gerrard this term.
Gary Bowyer has admitted that he is worried about the current form of Blackpool. They lost to AFC Wimbledon last week, leaving them three points above the relegation zone. Since their slim victory over Peterborough in November, the Seasiders have won just one game out of 12 in the league.
Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook remains determined to seal the League One title next week after being held to a 1-1 draw by AFC Wimbledon in the penultimate game of the season. The Latics had the opportunity to lift the title after second-placed Blackburn Rovers succumbed to an away defeat to Charlton Athletic, but it wasn’t to be.
Speaking after the game, he said:”I can’t grumble, we didn’t play well in the first half. It’s tough these days, you get over the line and promoted and there’s a sense of achievement, but there’s so much more to play for. We created numerous chances and the keeper made a couple of great saves, any other day we would have won the game. We can have a good rest this week and put everything into our preparations to make sure we finish the season with a smile.” (more…)
Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook believes his side have lost a little bit of their mojo after conceding three goals during their recent League One draw against Scunthorpe United. The Latics took the lead on two occasions during the first-half through Chey Dunkley and Will Grigg, but they were pegged back by a Tom Hopper brace prior to the break.
West Ham United manager David Moyes has stressed that the Hammers’ FA Cup fourth round exit versus Wigan Athletic may not be considered as an upset as the club only had a scattering of their Premier League players. The east London outfit were without the services of Andy Carroll, Marko Arnautovic, Mark Noble and Manuel Lanzini, and this cost them dearly as they bowed out of the Cup competition with a 2-0 defeat at the DW Stadium.
Speaking after the game, he said: “People shouldn’t be maybe that surprised because if you look at the team we played, I don’t think our team is necessarily a Premier League team. I think we had a scattering of Premier League players. Then we had young players, who’re on their way to trying to become good footballers. Maybe some of them, in time, will go on to be top Premier League players, but at this point in time it’s not the case.”