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Hignett Furious After Embarrassing Display

4 December 2016

Pools boss gives his reaction after seeing his side knocked out of the FA Cup at Port Vale.

“Embarrassing. Men against boys. Spineless,” were the words Hignett gave when asked to sum up today’s FA Cup performance.

“We’ve spoken so many times about conceding two goals in such a short space of time and it just keeps happening. We’ve trained the last month on it and it just keeping happening on a Saturday, it doesn’t happen in training, only on a Saturday. 

“We can do all the training ground stuff that we want but it’s Saturday at 3 o’clock that counts. If you’re scared or you’re nervous when you come out on the pitch and you’re doing things that we don’t practice then what are you doing here? 

“I know we’ve got decent players but they’ve got to show it. They didn’t show it today and it’s disappointing to say the least. 

“I feel for the fans, I wouldn’t be happy watching that, I’d be fuming. I’m gutted for the 213 who travelled. 

“It’s sickening to see a team who you coach play like that because its not what we coach or what we practice.”

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

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