Cook: We won’t park the bus

Paul Cook is looking forward to an entertaining Cup clash. Picture: Joe Pepler
Paul Cook is looking forward to an entertaining Cup clash. Picture: Joe Pepler

PAUL COOK vowed Pompey will go on the front foot against Bournemouth’s Premier League class.

The Blues boss promised his side won’t be intimidated by the quality they will face in the ranks of Eddie Howe’s side in the FA Cup tomorrow.

The Cherries will look to make changes for the fourth-round clash at Fratton Park, but are still set to field a team with a wealth of talent.

The likes of Argentinean, Juan Iturbe, who is on loan at Dean Court with a view to a £16.2m move are likely to play.

But Cook reiterated he will never look to ‘park the bus’.

He said: ‘Bournemouth will find we won’t park any buses. We didn’t against Ipswich, Derby and Reading.

‘Eddie probably has similar beliefs to how the game should be played. If they turn up we’ll have our hands full.

‘It’ll be a game between sides who want to play footie.’