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27 March 2016

Boss looks ahead to Dons test

Pompey bounced back from a couple of disappointing results in perfect fashion on Good Friday.

Kyle Bennett’s brace and goals from Christian Burgess and Marc McNulty secured a thumping 4-0 victory over Notts County at Fratton Park.

But Paul Cook knows that they have to keep producing similar performances if they want to achieve their ultimate ambition this season.

Next up is a short Easter Monday trip up the A3 to face League Two play-off hopefuls AFC Wimbledon.

And Cook is anticipating a tough game against Neal Ardley’s side, who currently sit four points outside the top seven.

The Blues boss said: “They’ve got guys who can play good football, but also mix it up and have a more physical approach.

“Neal’s a very astute young manager and you know you’ll never get an easy match against them.

“I’m sure they’ve got aspirations of getting into the play-offs, so we know it’s going to be another difficult test for us.

“But the important thing is how we play. We have to affect the game the way we know that we can.

“We’ll go there with great confidence after the Notts County result and we want to be involved in the promotion race at the end of the season.

“But the only way you’re going to be able to do that is by winning games, so that’s what we have to try to do.

“We just have to keep our heads down now and try to get better and stronger as a club. With eight games to go we’re in danger of having a good season!”

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