Portsmouth manager Paul Cook excited by Ipswich FA Cup replay

Portsmouth manager Paul Cook
Paul Cook's Portsmouth side take on fellow League Two promotion hopefuls Oxford United on 23 January

Portsmouth manager Paul Cook is excited about an FA Cup third-round replay against Championship Ipswich despite their League Two promotion priority.

Pompey came within two minutes of beating Ipswich in a 2-2 draw at Portman Road on Saturday.

Second-half goals from Kyle Bennett and Conor Chaplin saw Cook's side come from behind before Ryan Fraser levelled.

FA Cup: Ipswich 2-2 Portsmouth highlights

"A game under lights at Fratton Park on a Tuesday [19 January] is something we want," he told BBC Radio Solent.

"I'm sure [Ipswich manager] Mick McCarthy will look forward to the game as well in a weird sort of way."

Portsmouth, fourth in League Two and four points off the top three, face fellow promotion contenders Oxford United later this month.

"While a replay is a bit of a distraction from the league campaign, I'm sure Fratton Park will be rocking on the night," Cook added.

"We should enjoy good days like this as a bad one could be just around the corner, so we should shout about it."

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