Craig Harrison admitted he was happy with the progress his players are making after seeing them enjoy an emphatic win at Dunston UTS on Wednesday evening.
Pools were in impressive form once again against the Northern League outfit, following-up last Thursday’s 6-0 win over Billingham Town with a 7-0 triumph at the UTS Stadium.
And while Harrison was keen to praise the work his players have done to this point, he knows that there is plenty of time left for further improvement before the National League season arrives.
“It was a good game,” he told Pools PlayerHD.
“We started really well and it was good to progress with some of the players getting sixty minutes and the other players will get sixty at Harrogate on Saturday.
“Jack’s was a great finish but there were other good goals too, as well as some good build-up play, passing and link-up so it was great to see.
“I am pleased but, don’t get me wrong, there are still things we want to work on – me being me, that will always happen because there will never be a point when I am completely satisfied, we’ll just have to live with that!
“We don’t get over-confident, I won’t let the players do that. I am on to them every day in training because we need to work as hard as we can, the standards are high.
“Every team I have been involved with as a manager have been a passing team but in modern day football you need to be an athlete, especially the way I want to play so the base we build in these weeks has to be right.
“If they keep working hard then I will look after them – that’s all I want, and the reaction from the lads all together has been brilliant.”