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It's Been A Nightmare For Us - Moore

2 January 2016

Ronnie Moore admitted his frustration after Pools saw a third game in succession fall victim to the weather with Saturday’s trip to Newport County washed out.

County officials were in contact early on Saturday morning to advise Pools of an 8am pitch inspection at Rodney Parade and the game was subsequently called off due to waterlogging.

It means that Pools have been without a game since playing Plymouth Argyle two weeks ago and, with the FA Cup tie against Derby County to come next week, Moore's men face the prospect of a month without League Two action.

“It’s a nightmare for us,” Moore told Pools PlayerHD.

“We travelled for six and a half hours down here yesterday and then got a phone call at 8am this morning so it’s very disappointing.

“That’s going to be five games in hand we’ve got but it’s about points on the board and we’d rather be playing.

“On the positive side, we’ve had the rest and it’s been a bit like a pre-season for us so we need to kick-on and start again now – hopefully with two or three new faces in.” 

The squad had made the journey to South Wales on New Year’s Day in readiness for the game but will now get through some work in the gym before eating lunch and setting off back to the north-east.

“We’re lucky that the facilities we have here are first class," Moore continued. 

“We’ve done some spinning with them in the gym then we’ll do some boxing and core work so it’s not like we’re just going to get on the bus and go home.”

Click here now to see Pools PlayerHD's full video feature and interview with Ronnie Moore behind the scenes with the squad at their hotel in Chepstow.

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