Young centre-back Adam Jackson is hoping Pools’ loan quartet can help the team hit the right notes during a tough schedule of games during the next month.
The 21-year-old joined the Club earlier in November and, although his current deal is due to expire after the cup tie at Salford next week, there is an option for him to extend his stay.
Jackson debuted as Ronnie Moore’s men defeated Cheltenham Town in the FA Cup before also starring in the televised 3-1 win over Leyton Orient at The Vic a fortnight ago.
And while he was as disappointed as anyone about the loss at Mansfield last time out, Jackson is flourishing on loan at The Vic and in particular in his defensive partnership with Matthew Bates.
“I’ve loved it, honestly – I’ve really enjoyed it,” he told us.
“Obviously I was a bit gutted with the result at Mansfield but I have enjoyed everything before and since so I just want to keep on going and play as many games as I can.
“I knew Batesy from when he was at Middlesbrough which has helped us strike up a good partnership in the centre of defence.
“I think our style of plays suits each other at the back, plus he’s a good talker so he has been helping me through games too.
“I think it’s good that the four loan players can come in and do well for the team so hopefully we can keep on performing in the coming weeks.”
Saturday’s game against Oxford United marks the next stage in a testing period for Pools who will face three of the current top four before the year is out.
Jackson says the players must take it one game at a time and if they can take three points at the weekend then it will prove a perfect platform for the upcoming fixtures.
“It’s a massive challenge for us but these are the types of games you want to play in.
“From what I have seen in the games I have played and from training with the lads, we can beat anyone in this league if we get it right on the day.
“It’s a big test for us but it’s one we’re all looking forward to and feeling confident about.”