Paul Cook pleased with Pompey quality

Pompey boss Paul Cook and his assistant Leam Richardson. Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey boss Paul Cook and his assistant Leam Richardson. Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey midfielder Stuart O'Keefe is on a season-long loan from Cardiff Picture: Joe Pepler

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Paul Cook was glad to give Pompey fans a sight of his squad’s quality tonight.

Cook’s side cruised to a 5-0 win over Hawks at West Leigh Park.

Carl Baker – with two, Gary Roberts, triallist Noel Hunt and Curtis Main did the damage.

Baker’s opener was a spectacular 30-yarder while Hunt also hit a piledriver from a similar distance off the post.

Cook was pleased to give supporters moments to whet the appetite ahead of the new campaign.

He said: ‘It was a thoroughly enjoyable game against one of our local teams.

‘It was a nice night and a good crowd in.

‘It was good to give the fans a few glimpses of the quality we have.

‘Carl Baker’s goal was superb and Curtis Main got the crowd on their feet.

‘But we’ve got a target for the season and I feel the squad is improving as we work towards that.’