Boss disappointed with the result as Latics control clash at Portman Road but fall to 1-0 defeat to Ipswich Town.
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Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cook acknowledged his side are finding a way to lose games that they are in control of as Freddie Sears scored the only goal of the game for Ipswich Town in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Portman Road.
Reflecting post-match with iFollow Latics, Cook said:
“It is a very disappointing result; with the greatest respect to Ipswich, it was a game that we were never losing and we were in no trouble in the second half – I don’t think Ipswich really entered our half, never mind our penalty box.
“For some reason at the minute we have the ability to lose games, especially away from home, that we really are in control of and today was disappointing.
“Whilst we are not really scoring enough goals – and we accept that – at the other end if you are giving soft goals away then it is a recipe for disaster.
“We congratulate Ipswich, it is a great result for them, but we are so disappointed not to take something from the game, especially for the supporters that travelled all the way from Wigan today – a massive well done and pat on the back to them.
“It was a horrible, tough day with a swirling wind and it wasn’t a great game in any shape or form but for me I felt we were the better team for large parts, especially in the second-half when we did take control. Taking control of games doesn’t get you points, though, and unfortunately it was a really disappointing away result.”
In more positive news, Gavin Massey and Chey Dunkley returned to Latics’ squad after their respective periods out injured.
“It was great to get Gavin Massey and Chey Dunkley back in the squad; they will both train fully next week in relation to the game against Birmingham and Michael Jacobs is now getting back on the grass,” Cook continued.
“There is a lot of football to still be played in the Championship and we are very hopeful that we can achieve what we set out to do.”