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16 February 2018

Paul Cook excited for Monday's Emirates FA Cup clash with Manchester City.

  • Latics boss Paul Cook looks ahead to Monday's tie with Manchester City.
  • Manager expects a special Emirates FA Cup atmosphere at the DW Stadium.
  • "Football has a funny way of sending out shock results." - Paul Cook.

Speaking in his press conference ahead of Latics' fifth round tie with Manchester City in the Emirates FA Cup, Paul Cook said he's expecting a typical cup atmosphere at the DW Stadium, with ticket sales over 18,000 for Monday night's game.

PC on the support on the night

"We’ve got a fantastic stadium and the support inside it will make it a really good atmosphere, that’s a guarantee.

"Everyone can look forward to a good night of football."

PC on the club’s history with the FA Cup

"I know the club were a Premier League side at the time of the fixture in 2013 so it was probably a little bit more of an even playing field back then, but it was a game nobody gave Wigan Athletic a chance in.

"Football has a funny way of sending out shock results and our belief on Monday night must be that we can win the game."

PC on returning to good form

"It’s a modern day thing now in football to go from game-to-game. We’ve lost five games out of 30 this season but because our two recent defeats are so fresh in the mind, people are saying we’ve got to do something different or re-find ourselves.

"The reality is that football is a basic game and you must keep going and believing in what you do. Football has a way of bringing pressures that aren’t even there but that’s the modern day game I suppose."
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