Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook talks to iFollow Latics ahead of his side's trip to Southend United on Saturday 10 February 2018.
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- Cook: "Southend notoriously is a really difficult place to go; any team that goes there has to work hard to do well and come away with something."
Paul Cook on Will Grigg's 50 Latics goals
I think it is very much an ongoing achievement; Will looks in fantastic form at the minute, he looks so fit and strong and it is great to see him playing so well.
He's an unassuming guy, he comes in, does his work and gets on with what he does well. He has a proving goal-scoring record and conducts himself well, he's never a problem and an integral part of the squad.
Paul Cook on his team selection this weekend
This could be the worst weekend of my life! We have every single pro fit, nigh on. Shaun MacDonald and Jordan Flores have done little bits with the youth team too.
The treatment room is empty and that's great credit to Andrew Procter and Nick Meace and the medical staff.
It's a real tough one, not just to pick the team, but the subs bench too, but we are going to take all the lads down because we want the group to be together.
We can't keep everyone happy; I apologise to the players for that but the bigger picture is Wigan Athletic, the supporters and the result on Saturday.
Paul Cook on Southend United
I only know Chris [Powell] through playing against him and in management too. He is a really good man, everyone who comes across him speaks really highly of him and he's a really well-respected figure in the game.
Southend notoriously is a really difficult place to go; any team that goes there has to work hard to do well and come away with something - we are under no illusions how difficult it will be tomorrow.
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