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Sam Morsy to be rested in the last game of the season

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Wigan manager has revealed that he will not risk playing Morsy in their final game to avoid risking suspension.

The Egypt international has received 14 yellow cards this season, meaning that if he got another before the summer he would face a three match ban. As a result, he will not play a part in the Latics’ final game against so that he should be available from the start of next season.

Wigan gaffer Paul Cook said “It’s something we’ve given a lot of thought to and these situations are things you have to manage with everyone’s best interests in mind. He’s on 14 bookings now, and another would carry a three-game booking into next season, which obviously we don’t want.”

In terms of looking for future solutions, Cook added “Sammy’s shown he can maintain that competitive streak while avoiding the bookings that had been coming his way. I think one of the best things about Sammy is his appetite to win football matches. And I wouldn’t say he’s too dissimilar to Ben Pearson at Preston in that.”

Wigan kick off against Millwall at home tomorrow at 1:30PM Egyptian time with nothing more than pride to play for as their place in the Championship has been secured for another season.

Match Reporter and Editor at Quantity surveyor from South East London. Support Leyton Orient and Inter at club level. Due to my mixed heritage I also support England, Egypt and Poland at national level. If it involves a stadium and a football then I'll watch it.

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