We deserved to beat Luton Town, insists Wigan Athletic boss

Paul Cook felt slightly hard done by with a point after Wigan Athletic's 0-0 home draw against Luton Town.
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Latics - despite being the form team in the Championship over the last eight matches - never really got going against the division's bottom side.

Their best chance came in the second of four added minutes at the end, when substitute Michael Jacobs' shot was brilliantly saved by Hatters goalkeeper Simon Sluga.

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But a fourth clean sheet in a row secured another precious point, which keeps Latics two ahead of the drop zone, albeit dropping a place to fifth-bottom.

"Was it a fair result? No, I thought we shaded it," said the Latics boss.

"What little good chances created on the day came from us, and in terms of possession and intent we were the team trying to win the game.

"On that basis, I would suggest we deserved to win the game, given the form we're in - but they're also in form.

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"They came with a game-plan to possibly frustrate us, and grow into the game, and maybe seize an opportunity late on if we were going to be gung-ho in our pursuit of winning it.

"I'm sure both managers will have different views on that, but the reality is we both get a point.

"And we just keep going in pursuit of where we want to be, and on to the next game.

"This is such a tough league - one minute you think you're doing something, the next someone else is and it changes.

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"That's football, there's nine games to go, and with nine games to go - especially for the teams at the bottom - points are like goldust.

"You've got to grab them whenever you can.

"And the challenge over the last nine games is to get enough that will see us safe."