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Balogun leaves message for Brighton and Wigan Athletic on his social media

Posted on September 25, 2020 in WAFC

 

Nigerian footballer Leon Balogun has left Wigan Athletic by leaving a heartfelt message for the club as well as for Brighton. He joined the Brighton and Hove from the Bundesliga side Mainz 05 for a two year deal. But in the club he was only given less playing time as he was behind Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy in the regular teamand he has only played in eight matches for the club.


Later he decided to join Wigan Athletic for a six-month deal on January and the deal was expected to end by June. But with the advent of coronavirus, the deal has been extended till the end of the current season. The player was able to contribute to the team and has played for 11 matches for the club. But the club still was relegated to the third tier of the English football.
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Paul Cook assures Wigan fans that club will fight till the end

Posted on August 10, 2020 in WAFC

 

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook has assured the supporters that his players will fight for their Championship status till the end despite entering administration. The Latics’ hierarchy recently took the surprise decision to fall into administration and that sees the club facing a 12-point deduction at the end of the campaign.


The club are currently six points ahead of the bottom three, but they will effectively drop six points adrift of safety with the deduction. Wigan have been one of the most in-form sides in the Championship this year, but they were recently outclassed by Brentford, who beat them by a convincing 3-0 scoreline.
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Wigan Athletic captain says Kevin de Bruyne is the world’s best midfielder

Posted on June 2, 2020 in WAFC

Wigan Athletic captain Sam Morsy has described Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne as the best midfielder in the world. The Egypt international has not come face-to-face with the Belgian at club level but he has played against him in an international friendly which was scheduled before the 2018 World Cup final.

Based on that experience, he has named De Bruyne as the world’s best midfielder, he told: “Kevin de Bruyne. He’s the best midfielder in the world, in my opinion. He’s a very special player, amazing.” The former Chelsea graduate has been an influential player for the Citizens since joining them from Wolfsburg nearly four years and he is currently entering the peak of his career.
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Phillip Cocu believes Derby County can still make the playoffs

Posted on March 27, 2020 in WAFC

Derby County boss Phillip Cocu believes his team have a realistic chance of making the playoffs with another nine games left in the Championship season. The Rams have recently found form with back-to-back league victories and that has propelled them to the top half of the table for the first time since November.

Moreover, they are now within five points off sixth-placed Preston North End and Cocu feels the team could make a late push for a playoff spot, he told: “There is always a chance if you count the amount of games and points. We have some difficult games to play against teams above us, but if you have a result against them you get closer.
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Wigan Athletic boss positive of avoiding relegation from the Championship

Posted on January 15, 2020 in WAFC

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook is optimistic of the club’s chances of avoiding relegation from the Championship despite their poor form over the past seven games. The Latics are winless since the backend of October and they have recently dropped into the relegation places after a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Reading.


Speaking in a press conference, Cook acknowledged that the Latics find themselves in a tough space but he has the belief that the club can stay away from the relegation places again, he told: “We’ve got to knuckle down and keep going. We’ve got central midfielders out at the minute, we’ve got other players who affect games out at the minute. We’re in a tough position, but we got out of it quite comfortably last year. And I believe we’ll get out of it quite comfortably again. Certainly November and December is not the kind of time you can be saying what may or may not happen further down the line.”
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