Hignett Reveals Plan For Touchline Ban

Ged McNamee and Craig Hignett, Hartlepool United

Craig Hignett has revealed that he is hoping that his two-game touchline ban can help him gain a new perspective on his team’s performances.

The Pools boss will be forced to watch from the stands during tonight’s game at Stockport County and Saturday’s trip to Aldershot Town.

However, Hignett has admitted that he was considering a move from the dugout anyway but he will remain in constant conversation with staff on the bench throughout the action.

“I will be in the stands but that doesn’t mean I won’t be in communication with the bench,” he confirmed.

“I can be on the pitch for the warm-up, in the dressing room and be in touch with the staff during the game so I will still be able to have plenty of input.

“In all honesty, I was thinking about sitting in the stand for a few games anyway just to see things from a distance and with a different perspective so I will see how it goes.

“Everything should work well enough – unless Ged wants to ignore my input and just put all of the defenders on the pitch!” he joked.

You can watch tonight’s game in the Centenary Lounge at Victoria Park where doors open from 6.30pm – click here for more information.