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2 February 2018

Latics boss Paul Cook assesses his side's challenge against Steve Lovell's Gillingham.

  • Paul Cook looks ahead to Wigan Athletic v Gillingham.
  • Latics boss well aware of threats from the Gills.
  • "Gillingham will be full of confidence." - Paul Cook.

Speaking to iFollow Latics at the Wigan Athletic Training Centre on Friday morning, Paul Cook took time to assess the test ahead of his players when they face in-form Sky Bet League One opponents Gillingham on Saturday.

“We know disappointment is potentially around the corner, in football it always is, we’re not naïve and we know we’re coming up against a very strong team in Gillingham.

“They’re playing full of confidence and they’re the form team in the division.

“The manager (Steve Lovell) has just been given a fully deserved two-year extension and he’ll want his team to come here and win the game outright.

“We’ve got be on our guard tomorrow. Gillingham have a lot of strength within their team, they’ve got good players who can hurt us and if we’re not at our game against them we’ll find ourselves in trouble.

“It’s always nice to get back to league football. We’ve missed a couple of games now and Shrewsbury and Blackburn have done well. They’re biting at us, so it’s important that we remain focused on ourselves and what we do, that’s what we’re all about as a club.

“We know that if we keep doing what we believe in then nobody will get past us.”

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