Paul Cook concern over Pompey Achilles heel

Paul Cook. Picture: Joe Pepler
Paul Cook. Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey's Brett Pitman scores a penalty in the Blues' 1-1 draw against Walsall at Fratton Park. Picture: Joe Pepler/Digital South.

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  • Pompey have taken eight points from a possible 15 at Fratton Park
  • Possess joint-best away record in League Two with Wycombe
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Paul Cook believes Fratton Park results are representing an Achilles heel in Pompey’s season.

The Blues are presently third in League Two following an encouraging start to what is designed to be a promotion campaign.

Unfortunately our home form is a little bit of an Achilles heel, we have got to get organised straight away

Paul Cook

However, defeat to Exeter City on Tuesday has ensured they have now taken eight points from a possible 15 on home turf.

Contrast that with the joint-best away record in the division – 11 points over the same amount of matches.

Next up are struggling Yeovil Town on Saturday, Paul Sturrock’s side presently third from bottom.

It will be a game the Fratton faithful will expect to win as their side seek to bounce back from a first defeat of the league season.

Cook concedes the home run needs addressing.

He said: ‘I thought we played well against Exeter.

‘We did all right. The lads can’t be disappointed 10 games in with where we are.

‘If we had lost away at Luton or Plymouth and won a couple more at home to have the same amount of points, everyone would be happy.

‘Unfortunately our home form is a little bit of an Achilles heel.

‘We have got to get organised straight away.

‘I don’t think it actually is but on paper it looks that way, because of our results.

‘Barnet was obviously a good win but there were two draws before that.

‘Still, we are here on Saturday to put a good win together and give everyone a lift.

‘If we can bounce back the likelihood is we are up and running again.’

Pompey are currently two points off league leaders Wycombe Wanderers.