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15 August 2016

Boss looks ahead to Morecambe test

Pompey are still searching for their first league victory of the 2016/17 campaign.

But, following draws with Carlisle and Crewe, you could also say that they have yet to be beaten in the fourth tier.

Either way, Paul Cook will be keen to see his troops pick up a maximum haul of points at Morecambe on Tuesday night.

But he knows it will be tough against a side who beat Blackpool on Saturday, having knocked higher-ranked Rotherham out of the cup a few days earlier.

The Blues boss said: “They had a fantastic win at the weekend and I’m sure that their manager Jim Bentley was delighted with that. He’s done a fantastic job up there.

“That’s two good results to start the season and it shows that there are no easy games in this division.

“You have a couple of games without a win and the pressure starts to crank up – it’s the same for everyone.

“But you can also point to the fact that we’re unbeaten – it depends how you look at it.

“We’re just taking each game as it comes, like we always do, and we’ll look forward to facing Morecambe.”

Pompey stayed up north following the Crewe stalemate in a bid to be as fresh as possible for their Globe Arena clash.

Cook said: “It’s important that we’ve been able to prepare properly for the game and if we can get a positive result, then it’s four points from two tough away matches.

“That’s a good tally to take back to Fratton Park with us and so that has to be the target.”

Watch first team coach Ian Foster’s views on the game below or subscribe to Pompey PlayerHD for the full interview and classic Morecambe highlights.

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