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Wigan Boss Cook Thumbs Up ‘Excellent’ Balogun For Impressive Showing Against Cardiff

Wigan Boss Cook Thumbs Up ‘Excellent’ Balogun For Impressive Showing  Against  Cardiff

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook has heaped plaudits on Leon Balogun following the towering centre-back impressive performance in the Latics 2-2 away draw at Cardiff City on Saturday, reports Completesports.com.

Balogun made his first start for the club, since arriving on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion on transfer deadline day.

The 31-year-old put up commanding performance in the game and Cook was quick to praise him for his excellent display.

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“Leon (Balogun) is excellent. He’s composed, he sees things a lot more quickly and senses danger, his reading of the game is excellent,” Cook told the club’s official website.

“We had to defend well today. I know we conceded two goals, but we came under a lot of prssure, so I’m really pleased for the lads and they can have a good trip back now.

“It’s been a tough week, so we’ll give them a couple of days off before the preparations begin for Millwall at home.”

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Glory 8 months ago

    Myyyyyy man. Never being in doubt of your great talent. Never for football reason, you were’nt getting game time at Brighton. We cant continue to over state the obvious. Let such majestic performance as put in by you yestetday tell the true story. God bless.

     
    • Pompei 8 months ago

      Na so life be. Considered useless at B&H. But at Wigan, his coach is describing him as “excellent”. Today, he looked fit, agile and composed. His usual dependable self. Anyway, no harm done. B&H is now an unpleasant distant memory. With regular games at Wigan, things are beginning to look up for Leon again.

       
  • Greenturf 8 months ago

    Great lad,humble and disciplined professional much respect lad.
    Honestly,I have been waiting for this moment a true patriot loved and revered by colleagues and fans.I hope Wigan provides the platform for your regenerate.I hope it’s not one of praise and dump from your manager.
    Hopefully,you walk in a long,decisive steps in dignified and specified direction towards a great future.We need you back in the super eagles especially as we go into the difficult African world cup qualifications,your presence calmness and invaluable experience is needed to guide us towards qualification.