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Standards Must Be Maintained - Hignett

16 August 2016

Craig Hignett has challenged his players to continue where they left off at Exeter City when they make the trip to Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday evening.

The Pools boss was delighted at the weekend as his side recovered from a lacklustre first half display to come from a goal down and win at St James’ Park.

Now Hignett wants the team to use the momentum created by that victory to go again at The Alexandra Stadium and put together a winning run that can keep them at the right end of the League Two table.

“What we want is a level of consistency now,” he explained.

“We dropped off a little bit during the first half on Saturday but picked it up in the second half and got what we deserved so we need to carry it on.

“We have got a lot of games in a short space of time and if we can get in to the habit of winning it would be great so early in the season.

“You can’t take any notice of the table with only two games gone but you just want to keep on winning games and keep on feeling good.”

When the fixtures were released during the summer a trip to Crewe was one of the games that Hignett looked for first, having spent the formative years of his playing career with the club.

Having burst on to the scene as a teenager in the late 1980s, Hignett enjoyed a prolific spell in Alex colours before earning a big-money move to Middlesbrough in 1992.

“I’m massively looking forward to going back there,” he admitted.

“Crewe is a club that has been a big part of my life and I have a lot of friends there; Dario Gradi has had a massive influence on my career so it will be good to go back.

“I have been for a few games over the years but I have always taken a keen interest in their results because it’s a club I want to do well – but I am still hoping to get one over on them tonight.”

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