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We Need To Start Games Better - Hignett

19 August 2016

Craig Hignett has admitted he is pleased with Pools’ unbeaten start to the League Two season but says that his players must start making things easier for themselves.

Pools have come from behind in every game they have played so far this term, responding from a goal down to win at Exeter last weekend and recovering from a 3-1 deficit to draw at Crewe on Tuesday.

Now Hignett wants his side to hit the front themselves as they prepare to welcome Notts County to The Northern Gas and Power Stadium for the first of two consecutive home fixtures.

“We’ve had a long week on the road but picked up some good results so I think everyone is looking forward to getting back on home soil now,” Hignett told Pools PlayerHD.

“We’re unbeaten at the moment and had a decent start, though we’ve not been in front first yet which is a bit disappointing but we’re scoring goals so I’m sure it’s only a matter of time.

“We don’t want to have to climb mountains every week and we haven’t half made it hard for ourselves in the games so far.

“I want to start games better than we have been because I know that if we get our noses in front then we can be a handful."

The Magpies arrive in the North-East still searching for their first win of the season but Hignett has warned his players that the statistics don’t tell the full story about their performances so far.

“We’ve had them watched and I’ve watched a few of their games and they’ve been unlucky,” he admitted.

“They’ve played well; they’re a high tempo side who work hard and have some quality – they were very unlucky not to get anything in their game against Plymouth because I thought they should have won.

“It will be a tough game against a team who beat us twice last season but we’re a different proposition now and we’re all looking forward to it.”

Click here now to watch our full pre-match video interview with Craig Hignett only on Pools PlayerHD.

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