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21 March 2018

Boss on 3-0 win at the Banks’s Stadium as Latics continue march for promotion from Sky Bet League One.

  • WATCH: Paul Cook on Latics’ 3-0 win over Walsall on Wednesday night
  • Manager delighted with his side’s performance at the Banks’s Stadium
  • Cook: “You always feel if you work hard and you stick at it then your quality will come through.”

Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cook was delighted with his side’s application as they ran out comfortable 3-0 winners at Walsall on Wednesday night.

Cook, speaking post-match with iFollow Latics, said:

“The game was a bit bitty and the pitches are what they are at this stage of the season so it is difficult to play a certain type of game.

“We have been adapting a little bit more with Vaughany up top and going a bit longer, quicker, in our pursuit of trying to get points on the board.

“Until the first goal, I didn’t think there was anything in the game and Walsall were giving as good as they got.

“As they say, goals change games and they certainly did tonight because for that five, ten, fifteen-minute spell, you felt the game was in a great position for us with the goals going in.

“Credit to the players, after Sunday, because people are expecting you to have a bit of a dip. We keep turning up – like the other teams around us – though, and it is very much a case of keeping our heads down and keeping going.”

Whilst being pleased with his side’s efforts, Cook continued that he is keen to just keep going in pursuit of promotion.

“You always feel if you work hard and you stick at it then your quality will come through – that’s how football is – and without that work ethic and desire, quality is not enough,” he explained.

“These lads keep going and going and going, these games are ticking off, we’re down to 11 games now and we’ll soon be down to single figures.

“We are on 74 points, that’s a great amount of points to have at this stage, but there is so much work still to be done.”

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