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13 February 2019

Latics captain Samy Morsy's thoughts following his side's 0-0 draw with Stoke City and his 100th league appearance for the club.

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Speaking to iFollow Latics after his side's 0-0 draw with Stoke City at the DW Stadium on Wednesday evening, captain Samy Morsy reflected on his 100th league appearance for Wigan Athletic as a positive point against the Potters.

"It was a good battle and both teams had a couple of good chances," Morsy began. "On reflection it's a decent point and it takes us to three games unbeaten.

"It's another point and another clean sheet which definitely gives the whole group a lot of confidence."

Latics were also handed fitness boosts against Nathan Jones' side, with Nick Powell returning from an 11-week lay off.

"We've got new additions and it's nice to see Powelly and Gavin back. The group is getting stronger by the minute which is a great boost ahead of the run-in.

"All of a sudden we look really strong. We had all of the injuries at once and now everyone is back. All of the lads can train hard for the next 10 days as a group. We've got a really strong squad going into the final third of the season."

On his 100th league appearance, Morsy added:

"It's great to hit the 100 games landmark in the league here. When you move to a club you're never sure how it's going to work out, but I'm enjoying my time here and I'm glad that's going to continue."

Latics are now due to travel to Dubai for a warm weather training camp, something the captain believes will be beneficial to the squad.

"We're going away now for warm weather training which is great. I've done that before and it will be good for team bonding, we're all looking forward to it.

"It's important for the new lads and for us to get to know them more. It's a close knit group already, so I'm sure this week will only bring us closer together."

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