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COOK NOT BASKING IN WINNING RUN

16 March 2017

Boss looks ahead to Stevenage clash

A run of three successive victories has put Pompey in the driving seat for automatic promotion.

But before they are able to speed off into the distance, there are several sides looking to attempt an overtaking manoeuvre.

One of them is Stevenage, who will be looking to close a seven-point gap when the teams meet at Broadhall Way this weekend.

And Paul Cook knows that there is still plenty of work to do before Pompey can celebrate a successful campaign.

The Blues boss said: “People speak about momentum and stats are available to everyone at the blink of an eye.

“But I just treat the games as individual events and it’s just about looking to the next one – it always has been and it always will be.

“I think Doncaster have sailed away now, while Plymouth and Pompey are in good positions and everyone else is chasing hard.

“I say it all the time and people will be bored of hearing it, but at the end of the season you get what you deserve.

“Our disappointment after the Crewe game was there for all to see and we’ve had a good couple of weeks since then.

“But we can’t say that we’ve had a good season yet and that’s what we all want to be able to say.”

Stevenage – sitting in sixth spot – were unbeaten in nine matches before a 1-0 defeat at Blackpool earlier in the week.

Cook said: “Their league position speaks volumes about what they’re doing as a club and Darren Sarll has put together a fantastic team.

“They have a very realistic chance of going up automatically, but we’ll just concentrate on our own performance.”

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


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