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Let's Play Without Pressure Says Moore

17 April 2015

Ronnie Moore has told his players they must brush off any tension and go and play their natural games as they continue the fight for survival at Luton Town this weekend.

After working hard to lift themselves out of the bottom two in recent weeks, the Pools boss is demanding that the squad do not throw away their opportunity to reach safety in League Two.

And while Moore acknowledges that moving out of the drop zone brings a different kind of mental challenge, he was called on the players to adapt to it and drive on during the final three games

“Now the players have realised we’re out of the bottom two it’s a different type of pressure but they have to learn to live with that,” Moore told Pools Player.

“I’m not having the fear factor; there is no way the players should be feeling pressure when they’re out there, pressure is for wimps and we’ve just got to get out and play.

“We’re top of the mini-league right now and if we’re still top after another three games then we’ll be Champions, let’s put it that way!”

Luton Town go in to this weekend’s game still in with a good chance of making the League Two play-offs despite a dramatic dip in form over the last couple of months.

John Still’s side were leading the pack in November after a great start upon their return to the Football League but they have lost ten of their last thirteen outings to fall outside the top seven.

However, Moore has seen enough of The Hatters to know that Pools will need to be right on their game on Saturday if they are to bring anything home from Kenilworth Road.

“Luton are looking at the top end of the table so we expect a tough game.

“John has done a fantastic job there; when you consider the game they’ve lost recently and they’re still three points from the play-offs it shows what a great first half of the season they had.

“They’ll look at the fixture against us a must-win but we have to go and play, put them under pressure and try and quieten the crowd because they can be hostile there, especially when they’re in front.”

Watch our full pre-match video interview with Ronnie Moore right now only on Pools Player.

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