Craig Hignett has declared himself happy with Pools’ pre-season so far and is now keen to use Saturday’s friendly against Scunthorpe United to fine-tune preparations.
The Iron visit Victoria Park this weekend in Pools’ final warm-up game before next Saturday’s League Two season-opener against Colchester United.
After a successful pre-season campaign, Hignett is feeling confident ahead of the new term and wants his players to maintain their high standards in the countdown to kick-off.
“Saturday’s game is just a continuation of what we’ve been doing,” the Pools boss told us.
“The lads have more or less all played ninety minutes now and we’ve had a good pre-season; things have gone well so now it’s just a case of knuckling down and sorting out the finer details.
“I feel like the pre-season has flown by – sometimes you can panic because you don’t know if you’ve done everything but we’ve checked and double-checked, and the players and staff all know what is expected of them.
“Scunthorpe have spent a bit of money and will be expecting to do well in League One this season so it will be a good test for us because it might be a jump up to what we’re used to.
“But I have been really pleased with how things have gone in pre-season and it will be nice to finish by testing ourselves against a team from a higher division.”
Tickets for the game are just £10 for adults and £5 for concessions, and are available in advance from the Ticket Office or on the turnstiles prior to kick-off on Saturday.