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Straight-Talking Hignett Not Happy

31 August 2016

Craig Hignett could not hide his feelings after seeing his side reduced to ten men in the defeat at Notts County.

Pools lost out 2-1 to Notts County in tonight’s Checkatrade Trophy match at Meadow Lane.

But the talking point after the game was a late clash between the players, which saw Toto Nsiala and Wesley Atkinson both shown red cards. 

And, when asked for his view of the incident, Pools boss Craig Hignett was in no mood to mince his words, 

“What do you expect with a farce game?” he asked Pools PlayerHD after the game. 

“If things don’t count towards league games, this is what you’re going to get, it’s farcical. 

“My feelings are really strong about this and I have to be careful what I say but the old competition was fine the way it was. 

“I had to play five people who had played on Saturday, and I could barely get that out tonight and yet Under 23 teams are doing it for development of their kids. Where’s the development of my kids?

“Overall though I thought as a whole we played well. I thought we had control of the game in the second half, we were a little bit disappointing in the final third as we didn’t pick out the right pass but on the whole, I was pleased. Other things surrounding the game, I wasn’t so pleased with.” 

See the full interview with Craig Hignett on Pools PlayerHD soon. 


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