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COOK: THE PATH IS CLEAR

8 April 2017

But boss not getting complacent after Yeovil victory

Victory over Yeovil brought the automatic promotion dream closer to becoming reality.

After Gareth Evans’ penalty had been cancelled out, goals from Kal Naismith and Jamal Lowe secured a 3-1 win at Fratton Park.

It means that Pompey are now eight points ahead of fourth-placed Luton, with fellow promotion rivals Stevenage suffering a heavy defeat at Colchester.

But while fans are starting to think about League One football next season, Paul Cook knows the job is not done yet.

The Blues boss said: “The onus is on other teams now and we’ve got a very clear pathway to what we want to achieve.

“But you can’t get ahead of yourself – I’ve been in this game long enough to know that. We’ll stay professional.

“Football has a habit of kicking you when you least expect it, but our lads are working hard and we have to stay focused.

“I wish we were already promoted like Doncaster – and well done to them for that – but we’ve still got work to do.

“We had a lot of lads playing well and Jamal’s come on to score his first goal, so we’re in a good place at the moment.

“There are still three matches to play at Fratton Park and the pitch here suits the way we like to pass the ball around.

“Great credit to the lads for dominating the game after conceding a goal and looking a really good side.

“We’ll enjoy the result as we should, but then we’ll start to look forward to an exciting game against Plymouth on Friday.”

Watch Cook’s thoughts on the game below or subscribe to Pompey PlayerHD for full post-match video content.


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