Loan star Gary Liddle has insisted Pools are in good shape to continue their strong home form on Saturday as his former club Notts County heads to Victoria Park.
Liddle enjoyed a hugely successful two-year stint with The Magpies after leaving Pools in 2012, during which he won a host of individual awards and he was recently voted in to their Team of the Decade.
However, the 33-year-old will leave any sentiment on the sidelines on Saturday when he lines-up back in Pools colours hoping to help Dave Challinor’s men claw back ground on the play-off places.
County arrive at The Vic sitting sixth in the table but Pools are a mere four points behind them and Liddle is confident they can drag themselves right back in to the mix with a good result this weekend.
“It’s a big game,” he told Pools TV.
“We spent last week preparing and working for the way that Solihull Moors play but Notts County are a different animal so everything changes again.
“Just like last week, we’ve got some good work in on the training ground and we’re looking to carry on the good home form that we’ve had recently.
“It will be good to play against them because I have always enjoyed coming up against Notts County in the past.
“We obviously have a couple of games coming up against teams above us so we can have a direct impact on those.
“There are teams that still have games in hand on us but if we can catch a couple of them on points and even get ahead of them then it will be great for us.”