Defender took Cook's words on board
Adam Webster remembered the advice from his manager when he charged forward against Cambridge.
He kept his run going after teeing-up Kyle Bennett and was on hand to hook home after the winger’s shot came back off the bar.
That added to Marc McNulty’s opener and set Pompey on course for a 2-1 triumph over Cambridge at Fratton Park.
And with the result taking Pompey back up to fifth in the table, Webster was happy that he listened to Paul Cook’s words.
The defender said: “I brought the ball into midfield and the gaffer always says that if you go that far, you need to keep going.
“There were a couple of times on Tuesday night when I didn’t do that, so I made sure I didn’t do the same against Cambridge.
“Luckily, the ball fell for me and I managed to stick it away – it’s nice to score from open play for a change.
“It was the result that was the most important thing for us, however, so we’re delighted to get the three points.
“It’s been a tough period recently, so hopefully we can kick on now and go on a bit of a run.”
Webster also played a key role at the other end of the pitch to help Pompey see the game out after Luke Berry had reduced the deficit late on.
He said: “We were always going to come under some pressure at the end, but overall I thought we dealt with that well.
“Apart from their goal, I don’t think Cambridge had too many chances – it’s just annoying that we couldn’t get the clean sheet.
“Teams try to bully us and be physical whenever they come to Fratton Park, but we stood up to that.”