Craig Harrison has called on his players to cut out the lapses in concentration as they target their first win of the season in Saturday’s trip to face Bromley.
Pools produced their best performance of the season against Chester in midweek when only a combination of good goalkeeping and the intervention of the woodwork prevented them collecting three points.
The boss has already picked out the good points about that display and hammered them home to the squad in training but he’s also told them they must stop switching off at crucial times.
Harrison has been unhappy with each of the five goals he’s seen his side concede so far this term and he’s demanding better this weekend against a Bromley side buoyed by a 6-1 thrashing of Leyton Orient in midweek.
“You look at that on Tuesday night and it’s a great result for them,” he told Pools PlayerHD.
“We will have to make sure we’re prepared, we’re right and we’re switched on from the start and then make them defend against us and make them work hard for anything they get.
“I would say that so far no team has worked too hard for a goal against us, we’ve gifted them to them – we’d be in the top three or four if we hadn’t conceded silly goals.
“We’ve spoken to the players about that and it’s something we need to eradicate from our game as soon as possible.
“Going forward I think we’ve threatened in every game; Tuesday night was a lot better and the pleasing thing was that we created double figures in chances so we just have to sharpen up on that.
“Overall we were quite happy so we’ve looked back at that and reflected but then we have to move on because the important thing now is to think about how we’re going to affect the next game.”