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Cowley: Results Must Match Performances

Boss looking for better at Burton

28 September 2021

Danny Cowley
Photo: Jason Brown

Danny Cowley has presided over much improved League One performances against Plymouth and Charlton.

But those contests yielded just a couple of points for Pompey, with both ending in entertaining 2-2 stalemates.

Now they will be looking to turn draws into wins with a midweek trip to the Pirelli Stadium to face Burton.

And Cowley knows his side need to back up promising displays with victories if they are to climb the table.

The Blues boss said: “We know it’s going to be a tough game, but we’re starting to build a little bit of momentum – certainly in terms of our displays.

“We’ve had a lot of control in our past two matches – especially compared to Cambridge – and went to Charlton and dominated for long periods.

“So now what we’ve got to do moving forward is try to get value from those performances in terms of our results.

“There’s a lot to like from what we’re doing and so we have to keep believing in the process and our game ideas.

"Now what we’ve got to do moving forward is try to get value from those performances in terms of our results."

Danny Cowley

“We know that if we keep playing like we have been doing recently, than those results are going to come.”

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was reappointed as Brewers boss back in January, having previously guided them to the League Two title.

Cowley said: “It’s seems a pretty good fit for him there and he’s obviously had great success with the club in the past.

“Burton were adrift at the bottom of the table when he returned last season and he managed to turn them around.

“They were very direct because they needed to be, but now they’ve signed some technical players and are a threat, while also being organised defensively.

“They’re a team that will press the ball with aggression on a tight pitch and have evolved in the way they play.”

Pompey could welcome Connor Ogilvie back into the fold against Burton, with the defender recovering from a quad problem.

Cowley said: “We’re in pretty good shape in terms of moving on from Saturday, with no new injury concerns.

“As well as the squad that were involved at Charlton, there’s Connor Ogilvie, Michael Jacobs and Gassan Ahadme all to pick from.”

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