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Cowley: Moving Quickly On

Boss looks ahead to Wigan test

4 April 2021

Danny Cowley
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Danny Cowley is not prepared to bask in his excellent start to life as Pompey’s new head coach.

Since taking charge of the team just over a fortnight ago, he has guided them to three successive 2-1 victories.

The latest of those was a success over League One’s bottom club Rochdale at Fratton Park on Good Friday.

But now Cowley quickly has to prepare his troops for a long trip north to face another struggling side on Easter Monday.

The Blues boss said: “We recovered well on Friday and the players had an extra hour in bed on Saturday before working towards facing Wigan.

“You have to draw a line under the Rochdale game after reviewing it and then make use of the fantastic facilities at the training ground to aid their recovery.

"We recovered well on Friday and the players had an extra hour in bed on Saturday before working towards facing Wigan."

Danny Cowley

“Nicky and I watched Wigan earlier in the week and they were very unlucky to be beaten by Gillingham.

“They had better control of the match and more of the chances, but got caught by a sucker punch towards the end.

“That happens when you’re down near the bottom, but we’ve got a lot of respect for Wigan and will look forward to going there.

“We’ll try to produce another positive performance on Monday to hopefully get the result we all want to see.”

Wigan were relegated from the Championship last term after being deducted 12 points for entering administration.

Cowley said: “I’m so delighted that they’ve now found new ownership because what happened to them was a disgrace.

“I was so sad for their supporters, so it’s great that there has been some positive news for them and light at the end of the tunnel.”

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