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24 October 2015

Boss happy with solidity in Mansfield draw

It is starting become a familiar tale at Fratton Park.

For the third home match in succession, Pompey dominated possession, but were held to a draw.

Mansfield were the latest to claim a share of the spoils in a game where the hosts created all of the admittedly scarce scoring opportunities.

And while Paul Cook admitted that his side were lacking something going forward, he was pleased with their overall performance.

The Blues boss said: “We just lacked that penetration and that’s the hardest part of the game.

“But I want to make sure we’re built on a really solid base and our shape and structure were excellent.

“Mansfield are a good side with top players and we limited them to no shots in the second half.

“We would like to win more home games, but our desire to win can’t lead to us losing.

“I thought the first 15 minutes was the best we’ve started a match, but unfortunately we couldn’t get that first goal.

“We had fantastic support at Fratton yet again and we know they were frustrated, but it will come.

“Our fans don’t want to hear me say I’m dead happy with our home form because I’m not, but I’m quite happy with how much possession we’re having and what we’re trying to do.

“We’ve got a really good club and I just ask that everyone stays patient because we’ll keep working hard.”

Watch the reactions of Cook and Ben Davies below or subscribe to Pompey PlayerHD for the full interviews.

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