Cook At Work
February 13, 2016
Paul Cook Talks
Pompey will climb back into the play-off places with victory over Bristol Rovers this weekend.
So Cook is looking for a much-improved display and result against the Pirates on Saturday.
The Blues boss said: “It was a lacklustre performance last week, but you can’t be too negative.
“Finding consistency is the hardest part of the game and the last month has been littered with inconsistency.
“But we must play well because if you do that then it goes a long way towards getting the result we all want.
“At 5pm on Saturday, nothing will be decided. But it’s still a game we desperately want to win.”
Cook must now decide whether to make changes from the side that were beaten by Leyton Orient last week.
He said: “Too many managers are influenced by what goes on off the pitch and things like social media.
Pompey face a Rovers side who sit fifth in the table and are looking to win back-to-back promotions.
Cook said: “Momentum in football is everything and they stayed with the manager after being relegated.
“They had a fantastic season last year that culminated with a play-off final victory at Wembley.
Now they find themselves sitting in as lofty position in this division.
“They’re a good side with quality players and Darrell has done an excellent job there.”