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We Need To Put A Run Together - Hignett

27 September 2016

Craig Hignett has called on his players to maintain the standards they set at the weekend when they welcome Luton Town to The Northern Gas and Power Stadium on Tuesday night.

Pools were unlucky not to bring all three points back from in-form Plymouth Argyle on Saturday when only a dubious late penalty helped The Pilgrims claim a share of the spoils.

Now Hignett says his squad must produce that kind of display consistently and put together their own winning run that can help them climb the League Two table.

“The last three games have been really good and we haven’t really got the points we’ve deserved,” the Pools boss insisted.

“When you see your side go to the league-leaders who have won seven in a row and are bang up for it and make them look ordinary the players have to take great credit.

“But it’s no good doing it in isolated games, we need to put a run together and that’s what we’re aiming to do – this team is capable of winning three or four on the spin so the sooner we can do that the better.”

The Hatters arrived in the north-east in good spirits having bounced back from consecutive league defeats with an impressive victory over promotion rivals Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

Nathan Jones’ men have done the double over Pools in each of the last two seasons and Hignett knows that a difficult game is in prospect again this time around.

“Luton have a really good squad of players and they’ll be up there, there’s no doubt about it,” he admitted.

“They have a good team and some really talented individuals as well so, a bit like Saturday, we’ll have to be on our game and playing somewhere near our best if we want to beat them.”

Scott Harrison will miss the game through suspension following his late red card at Plymouth, while Hignett will run the rule over the fitness of Matthew Bates and Rob Jones ahead of kick-off.

“I leave those decisions until as late as I can,” he explained.

“We have to see where we are with the injuries; we know Scott will miss the game obviously so it’s something we will have to think carefully about.”

Listen to full live online commentary of tonight’s game in the company of Brian Honour by logging-on to Pools PlayerHD from 7.35pm – click here for full information.

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