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WATCH: PAUL COOK ON PETERBOROUGH TRIP

22 September 2017

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Latics manager Paul Cook looks ahead to the game against Peterborough United at the ABAX Stadium.

PC on the start to the season
Now that we’ve caught up with the game in hand we’re delighted with the start we’ve made. Everyone always wants more but we’ve got to be realistic. Logic says we’re doing okay but we’re fully aware of the pitfalls that lay ahead, none more so than tomorrow’s game at Peterborough which will probably be as tough as it gets for us this season.

PC on the mood in the camp
The mood in the squad is good but I think most managers will tell you footballers are never happy, but they’re as happy as they can be shall we say!

PC on Peterborough 
They’re a good side and obviously the manager there has had a period of time now where he’s been with the players and that doesn’t half help. I think they’ve got 16 goals in the league so far which speaks for itself, and I don’t like individualising players out from other people’s teams but going forward they’re potentially as strong as any other team in the division. Defensively they’ve got great experience at the back now so it’s a good game for us and it’s one of those as a manager that you can predict will be a good game of football.

PC on travelling support
We’ll probably have close to 1,000 fans at the game tomorrow and that’s superb. The lads came in on Wednesday afternoon and had Thursday off so there’s a real spring in their step. Hopefully we can get a bit of freshness back into everyone’s legs and give the supporters something to cheer about. We go into two quick homes games then though and for every team it’s about looking forward quickly and putting the games behind you even if you’re doing well.

PC on the intense period
That’s the way the fixtures can be sometimes and it is what it is. I think Gary Bowyer at Blackpool is having a bad time of things at the moment with all the trips they’ve had, but come the end of the season it’s one we all get dealt with and like I say, the league table on the last day of the season is the most important one.


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