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Cook ready for the challenge

13th September 2019, 17:21 by Tom Hill

Wigan Athletic coach Paul Cook says he understands the pressure he is under as he tries to change the club’s fortunes in the Championship.

The Latics return to action this weekend when they travel to Hull City on Saturday afternoon. Wigan remain in the bottom three after drawing with Barnsley before the international break.

Cook’s side have only won once all season and that success came on the opening weekend of the season.

Cook has been working hard during the last two weeks and claims he is ready for the challenge, with some fans worried about his future.

He told the Wigan Post: “The biggest problem for me is, when you are a fan yourself, you feel the pain of a fan. I genuinely feel for fans who’ve travelled far and paid as much money as our fans have – because I’ve been there.

“All you want to see is your team giving everything they’ve got. That’s all you can ask. To tell you the God’s honest truth, the only pressure I feel is the pressure I put myself under to succeed.”

Wigan have already lost to Preston North End, Leeds United, Middlesbrough and Queens Park Rangers this season.

Winger Anthony Pilkington did return to training last week but this weekend’s trip to the KCOM Stadium is set to come too soon for him.

Teenage striker Joe Gelhardt made his debut against Barnsley last time out and could well be involved again.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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