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Music To My Ears

Cowley wants to see Pompey progress at MK Dons

16 April 2021

Danny Cowley
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

Danny Cowley is looking for Pompey to start making sweet music again.

Just one point was collected from the past two games against Burton and Crewe, with a missed penalty proving costly in the latter.

It leaves the side sitting just inside the League One play-off places with only six fixtures now remaining.

And with a trip to MK Dons on the cards this weekend, Cowley is looking to see his troops make constant improvements.

The Blues boss said: “We’re a team in progress and are working hard to speed our play up so it has a real purpose.

“There are times when we’re making too many passes in our own half and the build-up is a little bit slower than we’d like.

“At the moment we’re maybe like a soul song, where we want to be more house or garage – although I’m not really a nightclub type of guy!

“But when I’d go in my youth and it was really noisy and you could feel the beat, that’s what we want. We’re looking for it to be a bit quicker.

"At the moment we’re maybe like a soul song, where we want to be more house or garage – although I’m not really a nightclub type of guy!"

Danny Cowley

“All of our energy and time has been reflecting on the performance at Crewe and looking for areas where we can improve.

“Our ambition for April is to make better progress than the other 23 sides in the division and if we do that then we’ll put ourselves in a really strong position.

“After a long, hard season – where they’ve been together for a while – teams can sometimes go into a maintenance period.

“Things can go a little bit stale at times, while for us it’s new, it’s fresh and we’re improving every day.”

Saturday’s opponents are sitting comfortably in mid-table, but Cowley is expecting a decent contest at Stadium MK.

He said: “I’ve seen a lot of them and they’ve been a really good watch, so it’s a game that we’re really excited about.

“We’re looking forward to the challenge and someone told me they have one of the best possession records in Europe, which is pretty impressive.

“Credit to Russell Martin and his group because they’ve got a clear identity and we’ve got a real respect for them.”


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