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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.

With the result, the Latics suffered their first league defeat in 10 matches, but Cook has guaranteed that his players won’t give up on survival until it is mathematically impossible to do so, he told: “I can guarantee the supporters – and I will guarantee them this – we will not take this lying down and fade away. We’ve got a massive game ahead of us on Wednesday at the DW against QPR. And I can guarantee the supporters – I will give them my word – we will lift these players the best way we can. We will fight until we physically can’t fight any more, until someone tells us it’s mathematically impossible to stay in the league. At the minute, there is a realistic chance we can stay in this league.”

Cook’s men succumbed to a disappointing defeat at Brentford on Saturday and Said Benrahma proved the man of the match with a stunning hat-trick. They are now scheduled to face Queens Park Rangers and the game remains a must-win for them as they look to beat the drop. Meanwhile, Charlton Athletic, Hull City and Barnsley are three of the other opponents and all of them are currently lying 19th or below on the table. Hence, Wigan have a genuine chance of survival, provided they can win each of those games.

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