Cook: Pompey fans should savour moment

Pompey manager Paul Cook. Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey manager Paul Cook. Picture: Joe Pepler

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PAUL Cook told Pompey fans to savour the moment after the 3-0 win at promotion rivals Carlisle.

But Cook warned the comprehensive success at Brunton Park will only mean something if they cash in with two games at home next week.

Pompey moved up to fourth - three points off their opponents with a game in hand - after the win.

Three goals in the final 19 minutes did the damage against Keith Curle’s men as Cook was rewarded with his brave switch to a 3-5-2 formation.

Gary Roberts and first Blues goals from Amine Linganzi and Jack Whatmough did the damage.

Cook said: ‘I’ll enjoy the trip back but now it’s a big game Tuesday against Morecambe.

‘We’re allowed to be happy tonight because it’s a really good performance.

‘It’s a clean sheet and three goals away from home. We’ll be alright in games like that.

‘I would like to say I’m a tactical genius (with the formation change) but I was dithering for ages!

‘Let’s enjoy the game and have a safe trip back - and then get ready for Tuesday.’