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10 April 2019

The gaffer's assessment of Latics' 2-1 defeat to Hull City.

  • iFollow Latics - Paul Cook post-Hull City.
  • Latics fell to a 2-1 defeat, despite taking the lead in the first half.
  • Nick Powell scored his seventh goal of the season.

Speaking to iFollow Latics at the KCOM Stadium following Latics' 2-1 defeat to Hull City, Paul Cook reflected on the evening.

"It's like take 26 of the season, it's the same repetitive stuff that we're going through.

"We're putting ourselves in great positions to get something out of games and we're not seeing it through.

"There's a pattern to what we do home and away. Tonight again, we're not under pressure, we start the second half well and we concede a goal.

"It's individual errors continually and for the club to go forward whether we all like it or not, those errors can't carry on. We've got the ability to give goals away at times of the game that you couldn't make up.

"Sometimes we lack the character and leadership in the team that every team searches for.

"There's not a lot I can say other than thanking the supporters for travelling."

With upcoming fixtures against Norwich City, Leeds United and Preston North End, Cook continued:

"With five games to go, the reality is that we've got it all going on. The next two games are very, very difficult.

"The hard season is panning out the way it is, we need to stay in the division and then we need to strengthen. For us to go forward we've got to do that.

"I'm very much part of the problem, but like I've just said to the players, I can't physically make the mistakes they're making on the pitch.

"I don't see teams cut us open and play and score goals, I just see us give teams goals.

"It's disappointing, it's heartbreaking, it's all of the above.

"The disappointment is immense, it's huge. We were in the lead tonight and if we'd have won the game we'd have put ourselves in a great position."

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