Cook: Pompey win will fend off chasing pack

Paul Cook insists a win against Plymouth would make it difficult for the chasing pack to spoil Pompey's promotion push.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 12th April 2017, 12:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:22 pm
Pompey boss Paul Cook. Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey boss Paul Cook. Picture: Joe Pepler

The Blues host the Pilgrims on Friday in a second v third-placed clash, with Plymouth sitting four points ahead of Pompey Cook’s men are on the brink of promotion to League One and have an eight-point cushion ahead of fourth-placed Luton Town.

And the Blues boss knows the importance of a victory against Plymouth.

‘They have had a fantastic year,’ Cook said. ‘In my opinion, they will get over the line - without a shadow of doubt.

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‘The reason they will get over the line is because they deserve to. The same with Doncaster.

‘The final place for us by winning on Friday will be a huge boost for us as a club. It would make it very difficult for other teams to get beyond us.

‘We have to focus on ourselves. We can’t get carried away.’