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Cowley: Pigott's My Harry Kane
Monday, 1st Aug 2022 12:34

Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley compared on-loan Blues striker Joe Pigott to England skipper Harry Kane after the 28-year-old had been involved in two of Pompey’s goals as they drew 3-3 with Sheffield Wednesday on his debut at Hillsborough on Saturday.

On the first of the two, both from crosses from the right, Pigott’s strike partner Colby Bishop, also making his debut, saw a 57th-minute header tipped onto the bar by ex-Town loanee David Stockdale before one-time Blues target Michael Jacobs followed up, then the former Accrington man nodded in the second on 64.

“There have been some good strikers that crossed the ball like that, Alan Shearer always could. Joe’s my Harry Kane, he’s a good player, isn’t he?" Cowley told the Portsmouth News.

“Two lovely crosses and two great headers from Colby. I asked him whether he could also take corners, after all we had some problems last year.

“Mind you, I remember Roy Hodgson getting Kane to take corners for England and was slaughtered for it, so maybe that won't be a good idea for us!

“Joe is someone who has that lovely feel of the ball, it’s a weapon, and obviously we’re quite powerful in that moment as a result.

“We love the fact Joe can come long to short, but also go short to long, and run off the back of people, creating goals and scoring goals. He’s got that lovely feel, even when he shoots he’s on the ball a little longer.”

Cowley added: “This is definitely part of Joe’s game, he scores goals and creates goals, he can come off the line and plays in that false number nine.

“Joe can link it, he can line it, you often see a lot of good forwards being able to cross, they kind of know what they want and can deliver accordingly.”

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MickMillsTash added 12:39 - Aug 1
We all say things we regret - but hope he works out
is a league 1 Harry Kane worth £5 Million?

BcarefulwhatUWish4 added 12:39 - Aug 1
Seems to be in-form and has made a good start at Pompey. He is still our player at the end of the day and next season could do the same for us.

FrimleyBlue added 12:39 - Aug 1
Good to see cowley knows how to make the most of a player. Another year of town just spending more money to try and get promoted rather than actually developing and coaching its players.

TimmyH added 12:47 - Aug 1
2 assists from the right side I noticed, whether he can score Harry Kane amount of goals is another thing altogether, a bit soon to be eulogising I think.

Mark added 12:48 - Aug 1
Perhaps Pigott couldn't cope with the one up front role but will be good as part of a strike partnership with Bishop. Time will tell.

I am very positive about Ipswich's promotion chances but still a little worried we won't score as many goals as our rivals will. Hopefully a new striker will be added to improve our firepower.

Dissboyitfc added 13:02 - Aug 1
And Cowley reminds me of Harry Hill !!

tempzzzz added 13:12 - Aug 1
oh you've done it now Cowley, too much expectation on the lad will get to him again.

But nah in all seriousness I hope he does well and comes back to us next season as a goal scoring machine, either to get back in the team and do the same for us or to make some money off of

JewellintheTown added 13:35 - Aug 1
Congrats, Mr Cowley! You've just talked us into doubling his sale price for you! Keep talking!

runningout added 13:49 - Aug 1
keep up the good work Harry, I mean Joe!

1960H added 13:51 - Aug 1
Never has had a chance with us, being played up front on his own does not suit his game, will be interesting to see how he does at Portsmouth playing with a partner

Tractor_Boy_in_HK added 14:03 - Aug 1
Good for the boy, and Cowley take a lot of crap on this site but I like him. Never shy to speak his mind, and I can admire a straightforward manager.

Ipswichbusiness added 14:22 - Aug 1
I always thought that he was more suited to a more direct style of play and initial results seem to prove that.

It does not mean that KMK is wrong, just that Pigott was not the player for his system.

Bazza8564 added 14:53 - Aug 1

ImAbeliever added 15:13 - Aug 1
£50m and he’s yours then.

ArnieM added 15:35 - Aug 1
This is going to bite us in the ass. Stupid to allow him to go to a potential promotion rival.

Taricco_Fan added 15:53 - Aug 1
It's the old cliché but a player doesn't become bad overnight. Piggott has clearly got something but just couldn't catch a break last season and never got a run of games to build confidence. Good luck to him, I wish him the best.

Billericay12 added 16:06 - Aug 1
Hilarious !!! The sun even shines on a dogs a**e some days !!!

dirtydingusmagee added 16:21 - Aug 1
Tarricco fan its just his first game, he hasnt had a run of games there yet, so he could still fall flat, .He did nothing at Town for whatever reason, now he is out on loan, We need to focus on what we've got and what we've got to do, not get freaked out by Cowley and his comments.

barrystedmunds added 16:25 - Aug 1
Think you’ll find he’s our “Harry Kane”, Danny

SickParrot added 16:39 - Aug 1
I do believe that Pigott is a much better player than his performances for us indicated but Cowley comparing him to Harry Kane after one league game is ridiculous ....... unless of course it is just to boost Pigott's confidence, in which case it could be pure genius!

cressi added 17:45 - Aug 1
Idiot more Harry Enfield

blueboy1981 added 18:35 - Aug 1
Like it, or not Folks - Cowley will play him to his strengths.
One Manager let’s him go, another welcomes him with open arms - we’ll see who made the right choice in May 2023.
We will see …. !!!

Linkboy13 added 18:42 - Aug 1
So Cowley will play him to his strengths meaning he's a better manager than McKenna what rubbish people write on here always looking on the negative side of things. Ipswich is a much bigger club than Portsmouth so he might find it easier there not so much pressure that's why he scored goals for Wimbledon.

ThaiBlue added 20:21 - Aug 1
More like micheal kane.

Bergholtblue added 20:47 - Aug 1
Not interested. Move on.

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