Ronnie Moore has told his players they must concentrate on their own performance as Pools prepare to host an in-form Northampton Town side at Victoria Park this evening.
The Cobblers arrive in good spirits after winning five in a row to push themselves in to the top half of the League Two table and back in to contention for a play-off place.
However, Pools have turned a corner in terms of their home form under Moore and the boss is confident they can win for a third game in succession at The Vic if they maintain recent standards.
“They’re all tough games, there’s no doubt about that,” Moore admitted.
“It will be hard because they’ve won five of their last six, but they can’t keep on winning and we’ve got to make sure we perform to the best of our ability.
“We need to keep the ball like we have been doing because that was what was missing on Saturday, for me – and if you don’t test the keeper when you need to win games then you’ll be in trouble.
“This is a massive week for us and big part of our season now. We’re at the stage where we need to start winning games and two home games give you an opportunity.
“We have to go and perform like we did against Plymouth; the crowd were brilliant that day and I am sure they will be again tonight so we have to give them a performance.
“It’s about the lads who put on the shirts getting out there and doing everything they can, and hopefully that will mean we get the result that everyone wants,” he added.