Portsmouth manager Paul Cook only interested in own side's results

Portsmouth manager Paul Cook
Paul Cook joined Portsmouth as manager at the start of the season

Portsmouth manager Paul Cook says the only team his players need to be worried about as the League Two promotion race hots up is themselves.

Pompey host Cambridge on Saturday after taking just one point from the last two games at Yeovil and Barnet.

Cook's side dropped out of the play-off places as a result.

"We're not looking at anyone else," he told BBC Radio Solent. "There's 15 games to go in the season and I think the unity of the club is important."

Cook, who took charge at the start of the season after leaving Chesterfield, believes he has to maintain a positive atmosphere around his squad.

"If we're going to have any success this year, we must be together," he added.

"You have to manage your disappointments and play without fear. It's important as a football club that we don't generate that fear into the players.

"We all suffer disappointments, but we're not creating a good environment when we're not doing well. It's important to create a good environment for work and work ethic."

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