Wigan’s FA Cup run fuelled by Paul Cook’s love in the age of negativity

17 March 2018 10:30
League One club’s run is forged on a team spirit they hope will knock out a fourth Premier League side in SouthamptonWigan are on an old-fashioned Cup run and Paul Cook will cheerfully admit to being an old-fashioned manager. He believes in the FA Cup for a start, as might be surmised from the fact his League One side will on Sunday be attempting to knock a fourth Premier League side out of the competition.Possibly distracted by the scale of their achievement against Manchester City in the last round, Wigan’s promotion push has suffered a wobble over the last couple of months, though a first win in three games at Bradford in midweek calmed a few nerves. Cook, confronted before Sunday’s game against Southampton with the old chestnut about whether he would choose promotion over a Wembley semi-final, unhesitatingly opted for promotion. Then he thought about it a little more. “I might not say that if you were talking about the FA Cup final. Offer me that choice and I don’t think I’d be able to turn it down.” Related: Wigan v Southampton: match preview We like to see our fans clap us off the pitch. I encourage the players to look for that Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian