Embrace The Challenge – Challinor

Dave Challinor, Hartlepool United

Dave Challinor has challenged his side to make it a hat-trick of wins over Yeovil Town this season when Pools return to Huish Park in the National League on Saturday.

The Pools boss presided over an impressive 4-1 win in Somerset during his first game in charge back in November and he’s hoping for more of the same this weekend.

Despite injuries biting in to his squad in recent weeks, Challinor remains confident that his side can put on a strong performance and has urged those who come in to the starting eleven to grasp their opportunity.

“It’s an important game for us against a team that have coped really well since their relegation and are up there as one of the top sides,” Challinor told Pools TV.

“From our perspective, it doesn’t hold any fears – they’re obviously a good side but we’ve beaten them on a couple of occasions so we want to go there and keep our little unbeaten run going.

“We’re a little bit changed from where the team was when we went there in the FA Cup but hopefully the performance and the result can emulate what we did previously.

“We are perhaps not at our strongest, if we’re being absolutely honest – but that gives other people opportunities which they have been striving for so hopefully they take them.

“We want to make the point at Dover look like a really good one by getting all three on Saturday.”