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Cowley: We’ve Finished Well

Boss looking to end season on a high at Sheffield Wednesday

28 April 2022

Danny Cowl
Photo: Jason Brown

There is just one more Saturday to savour before the weekends start to feel much emptier.

Pompey bring their 2021/22 campaign to a close with a long trip to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday.

Danny Cowley is among those who will then start to eagerly await the action restarting again at the end of July.

And it will certainly not be a quiet summer, as he continues to think about how the squad will shape up next season.

The Blues boss said: “I’m always disappointed when the football season comes to an end – May and June are the worst two months of the year for me!

“We’ll miss the games, but we’ve been pleased with the way we’ve ended because this group has been on a good run for a long period now.

“Our form has been more than two points a game for a consistent time and we’re looking to finish positively on Saturday.

“This club is a brilliant place to be and I think the players soon understand just how special it is when they arrive here.

“We’ve got some loans we’d like to sign permanently or extend their stay, some guys with options on contracts and others who we’d like to offer new terms to.

"This club is a brilliant place to be and I think the players soon understand just how special it is when they arrive here."

Danny Cowley

“We have got to know this group as people and what makes them tick, so we want to keep the majority together if we can.”

Pompey’s opponents need to secure all three points this weekend in order to guarantee a spot in the play-offs.

Cowley said: “I think everyone in football is surprised that Sheffield Wednesday find themselves in League One.

“One of the best things about the game in our country, though, is that you can never predict what will happen next.

“They’ve got Championship players right through their squad and you just look at the depth there is to choose from.

“Darren Moore has got them competing at the top end of the table and they’re in a really good place, with home form that’s almost the best in the division.

“For us to go to Hillsborough for our final game of the season is something that we’re looking forward to.

“I’ve heard that it’s sold out for them and I know we’re bringing almost 3,000 fans, so we want to finish on a high.

“Everyone knows how well supported Pompey are, although it’s only when you’re living it that you realise that depth and passion they have for their club.”

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