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29 March 2019

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Michael Jacobs on how the international break couldn't have come at a better time for Latics ahead of the final eight games of the Sky Bet Championship season.

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Wigan Athletic v Brentford

Speaking on the latest episode of our podcast, Latics Listen, Michael Jacobs, who scored Latics' fourth in the 5-2 victory against Bolton Wanderers, said that although it would have been nice to play shortly after the win, the international break has been perfect timing to get everyone ready for the final eight matches of the campaign.

“It's been a great couple of weeks for us. Foxy (Danny Fox) is back this weekend and Pilks (Anthony Pilkington) which is a massive boost for us so it’s more about getting the boys back from injury and helping out the squad.

“It was nice having enough time to relax and recuperate with the last eight games of the season coming up and obviously ensuring that fitness levels stay at the right level, so it’s getting that balance of training and rest to make sure you’re ready to go.”

Speaking on the victory against Bolton Wanderers and the importance of getting back to winning ways before the international break, Jacobs continued:

“We let ourselves down in the Blackburn game and it was important to bounce back at home against Bolton with the crowd behind us. We needed to win the game and it was important we kept our good home form going.

“The break gives you more time to focus on Brentford and planning on how we’re going to beat them, so it gives us time to practice that on the training pitch with tactics about stopping them and hurting them going forward too.”

Listen to the full interview above, including Crackers' favourite 'late drama', fitting into a thread we ran on Twitter earlier this week.

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