Ronnie Moore paid tribute to his players after victory over Cambridge United lifted them out of the bottom two but warned them that there is plenty of work still to be done.
The Pools boss was thrilled as anyone by a fourth straight win which saw the Club climb off the foot of the table for the first time since October.
And he said that the manner of the victory over Cambridge showed how much the team had come on in a short space of time and called on them to keep on improving.
“It’s been a fantastic day but we haven’t achieved anything at this moment in time,” Moore told Pools Player.
“We are out of the bottom two which didn’t look like it could happen three or four weeks ago but the response from the lads has been brilliant, they’ve given everything.
“I think the game today shows how much progress we’ve made because last time we played a side like that (Stevenage) we got battered and beat up – but today we stood strong.
“The back four was strong and Scott Harrison was immense; he’s won everything that in there to to be won and then scored the goal as well.
“We’ve left the ball in ice so it recovers in time for tomorrow! It wasn’t pretty but at the end of the day it’s not about being Real Madrid, it’s about defending for your lives and we got that from all them.”
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