Dave Jones has called on his players to respond to last weekend’s defeat in a positive manner when they host Yeovil Town at The Northern Gas and Power Stadium on Saturday.
The Pools boss has seen the good and the bad from his squad during his first fortnight in charge as they followed up their excellent win over Stevenage with a below-par showing at Newport last time out.
Jones is aware that stringing together a consistent run of results has been a problem at Pools longer than he’s been around but he’s confident that he and his staff can crack the conundrum.
Yeovil arrive in the North-East on the back of an excellent midweek win over Plymouth Argyle and Jones knows that will make this weekend's game all the more challenging.
“We have gone from an excellent performance to a poor performance so we’re trying to find that in between where we get some consistency,” he told Pools PlayerHD.
“That’s not just since I have come in – the Club overall has had no consistency and that where we’re trying to change mentality but it takes a little bit of time.
“There is no formula for injecting people with confidence – it’s all to do with results. There is still a buzz around our camp and a buoyancy among the lads even though we lost last week.
“They know the let themselves down and will want to put that right – and so they should. We’re all looking forward to the game but one thing we know is that it’s going to be a tough one.”
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