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COOK: FANS MAKE ME PROUD

4 February 2017

Boss grateful for support at Wycombe

The final whistle drew warm applause from the large band of travelling supporters behind one goal.

As Pompey’s players walked over to show their gratitude, the cheering only grew louder.

Despite witnessing a 1-0 defeat at Wycombe, there were no catcalls or jeers from the 1,800-strong army.

And Paul Cook hopes that level of backing will be rewarded come the end of the season.

The Blues boss said: “We had some great opportunities and unfortunately we couldn’t win, but the reaction from our fans made it feel like one. That makes me so proud.

“When you hear the final whistle and get an ovation like we did, then it’s because they’re happy with the performance.

“Nobody was pleased with the result, but in terms of how we played, I don’t think there were many who were unhappy.

“I know that my job is to get us promoted and I will move heaven and earth to achieve that for them.

“We’ve got great fixtures coming up and our supporters need stay with us for the rest of the season.”

Pompey dropped to seventh in the League Two table after Scott Kashket got lucky with a deflected strike for the Chairboys.

Cook said: “I couldn’t ask for any more from my lads. We’d worked hard all week and every player knew their jobs.

“Eoin Doyle coming in doesn’t half give us a lift at the top end of the pitch and I think our supporters could see that right away.

“Michael Doyle was absolutely outstanding and I can’t remember Wycombe having many opportunities.

“We can’t always win, but we looked a good team and it’s just disappointing that we’ve had a bad result.

“I feel that if we play like that every week during the run in then we’ll have a lot of positive days.

“If we keep performing with movement and penetration then I truly believe we’ll go up. We have to stay positive now with 18 games to go.”

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