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Great Start Just What We Wanted: Hignett

12 March 2016

Craig Hignett saw his team pick up their second successive 3-1 victory this afternoon – the first time since August that Pools have recorded back-to-back league wins.

And the Pools boss was delighted to see his team burst into action from kick off, with two goals inside the first 15 minutes, 

“It was a great start to the game,” Hignett told Pools PlayerHD. 

“We go two goals up and really were comfortable in the game but credit to Dagenham they came back and got a goal and then had us penned back a little bit.

“It got a little bit tetchy towards the end of the first half but in the end, I thought we saw it out quite comfortably. 

“It was something we’d said to the lads, we hadn’t started games as well as I want to so I just said we want the first thing you do to be 100mph, I want you right at them, in their faces, on the front foot and I think we did that. 

“And to get a penalty in the third minute just settled everyone down and Billy put it away, which was never in any doubt really. 

“From then on we relaxed a little bit and got the second goal and I’m thinking then go on, let’s get a third and a fourth. But football isn’t like that, you have to earn the right and I thought we did in the end. 

“We’ve put in two really good performances now and won both games 3-1 and I think that sends a message out to everyone else that we’ve turned a corner now.”

And Hignett had an update on defender Rob Jones who went off injured at half time, 

“There were a few elbows flying about in the game and he’s got a nasty one and he’s got a bit of a lump under his eye. He didn’t feel right at half time so as a precaution we just brought him off. 

“We’ll see what his head is like when it’s clear but we’re hoping he’ll be fine for Tuesday.”

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

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