Paul Cook is frustrated and disappointed with his side’s 2-0 loss to Blackpool, which saw Wigan drop to second in League One.

Hoping to bounce back from Saturday’s 3-1 setback at Southend, Latics recorded back-to-back defeats for the first time under Cook without so much as landing a punch on the struggling Seasiders.

Armand Gnanduillet gave Blackpool the perfect start inside three minutes, with Kelvin Mellor making it two towards the end of the first half.

Paul Cook spoke to the club website about his disappointment with Wigan losing two league matches in the space of four days.

“Tonight there’s so much disappointment around the place that it’s pointless for me to try and make it right. We started the game poor and the goals we conceded were poor. We must give great credit to Blackpool though for coming here and winning the game, it’s only the second time we’ve lost here in the league all season so credit to Gary and his team for taking the points.

“The disappointments for us must stay in the dressing room because when you have a season like we’ve had and we’ve carried all in front of us, defeats having been too common place, but all of a sudden we’ve had two in the space of four days and it’s massively disappointing. I’m a manager who’s always very positive and the players have done great. We’ve just had a couple of poor results and the disappointment will set in, and the players must feel that and the players must feel that.”

And Wigan’s misery was compounded two minutes from time when skipper Morsy was yellow-carded for an innocuous-looking challenge in midfield that will have far-reaching consequences as he will now be suspended for two matches.

“It’s massively disappointing for Sam,” acknowledged Cook.

“I don’t really want to comment on the booking, because I genuinely don’t feel it was a booking.”

“I think the player involved, the opposition player, went down and rolled around on the floor when there was no contact.”

“It was the player’s reaction that got Sam booked, but that’s football,” said the gaffer.


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