Craig Harrison has told his players they need to get angry as they look to bounce back to their best form in Saturday’s FA Trophy tie at Workington.
The Pools boss says that everyone involved has to rally round to put things right as the team focus on bringing to an end a run of three consecutive defeats when they travel to Borough Park.
The Reds are on a good run of form at the moment and climbed to fifth in the Evo-Stik Premier Division last week so Harrison knows the approach and attitude has to be right.
“It’s going to be a tough test, mentally and physically,” he told Pools PlayerHD.
“We have a healthy respect for Workington like we do for everyone we play. We’ve had them watched twice so we know what they’re all about.
“Put that to one side though; we have to make sure we come out fighting, aggressive and angry and ready to put a few wrongs right because last week wasn’t good enough.
“It doesn’t matter what league they’re in or anything like that; this is about our reaction as a Football Club and we need to represent it with pride.
“It’s down to pure professionalism, attitude and commitment so I will be demanding that, from the first whistle, the players are prepared to run through brick walls for the Club.
“This is an opportunity for everyone connected with the Club to take to the game to Workington and do everything we can to make sure we get through to the next round of the competition.”