Cook keeping feet on the ground despite Pompey victory

Paul Cook is staying grounded after Pompey produced one of their best displays of his era as manager.

Saturday, 24th September 2016, 5:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:46 pm
Danny Rose applies the finishing touch to Pompey's 5-1 win over Barnet today Picture: Joe Pepler

The Blues battered 10-man Barnet with a performance of attacking verve at Fratton Park today.

Conor Chaplin, Gary Roberts, Carl Baker, substitute Milan Lalkovic and Danny Rose got the goals which did the damage in the 5-1 win.

Cook wasn’t getting carried away about the performance against Martin Allen’s side.

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But he was pleased with how they responded to falling a goal behind to John Akinde’s penalty.

Cook said: ‘We had a good day today, but we just have to move on.

‘We were terrific, had some good performances and scored some top-drawer goals.

‘I’m building a team to pass and move the ball and we did that well.

‘It’s a tough game and a tough fixture against a tough side. Very strong opposition.

‘So the players deserve plaudits for coming back from a goal down and playing like they did.’