Cotterill: That was just the ticket

Pompey boss Steve Cotterill
Pompey boss Steve Cotterill

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Steve Cotterill lauded Pompey’s record-equalling sixth clean sheet on the bounce.

The Blues equalled their post-war league record for successive shut outs with a 1-0 win over Sheffield United today.

The run puts them level with their effort in 1978-79 under Jimmy Dickinson in division four.

Sheffield United asked a lot of questions in the second-half but Pompey held firm to get the win.

Cotterill said: ‘That was just the ticket. It’s another win.

‘It was a difficult game. Sheffield United are fighting for their lives.

‘We knew we would have a lot of big balls and there was no room for error.

‘If we had taken our chances we could have been three-up early on.

‘We looked a bit like we had played a lot of games.

‘However, we’re getting the clean sheets and that’s what the success has been built on.’