James Poole insists the team must learn from mistakes in the Bury game and move on quickly.
Two early Bury goals dealt Pools a big early blow and, despite plenty of attacking play, Poole and his teammates were unable to find a response,
“When you give a team a two-goal lead in the first ten minutes, which is what we did, we have it to them, then you are setting off on the back foot which has happened a few times this season,” the striker told Pools Player after the game.
“I think they (Bury) struggled to get out of their half, the wind was quite strong and we were camped in their half but that was their game plan. They didn’t mind that, they set up to play against that and fair play to them, they came and got the early lead and defended it well.”
But with that match having now gone, Poole is quick to look forward and insists the players will take the lessons learned into their next match with Rochdale on Saturday 11th January,
“I think with any team, you can get results and performances like that, even at the top level but the most important thing is that’s done now. We can learn from what went wrong but we can’t dwell on it.
“There is half a season left and so many points to play for. We can learn from our mistakes – sometimes you learn more from games like that than you do from games like Morecambe.“We all want to play this weekend, we want to be in the Third Round of the FA Cup so we’re not happy about having a weekend off.
“But the opportunity has been given to us and we’ve got to use it to our advantage to get the lads with knocks recovered and then we have a match to prepare for against a big team in Rochdale.”
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