Jeff Stelling is crossing his fingers he can make it to Solihull Moors on Saturday to support Pools as they look to continue their improved run of form at Damson Park.
The Club’s Honorary President is hoping to be in attendance not only to cheer on Craig Harrison’s men but show his backing for Non-League Day which is this coming Saturday.
For the fourth successive season, Prostate Cancer UK are the official charity partner of Non-League Day so Stelling is encouraging football fans all over the country to get out there and show their support at a local non-league game this weekend.
The Soccer Saturday host was in the crowd for Pools’ draw at Macclesfield Town in the opening month of the campaign but is feeling confident about the Club’s prospects after the recent sequence of results.
“Even though we’ve had a mixed start, we’re still only a handful of points off the top and I’m pretty optimistic when we get two or three players back from the physio’s room that we’ll be okay,” Stelling insisted.
“In many ways I think the supporters have enjoyed it. Maybe not all the results but we’ve been getting good home crowds and taken healthy away followings.
“For my 19-year-old son Robbie, it’s a whole new world. He’s been to Maidenhead – he may not have enjoyed that trip – he was at Woking and he came to Macclesfield with me. All places he’s never been in his life before, so he’s having a great time.
“What we all enjoy is the camaraderie you get between fans. You see it in League One and League Two as well, of course, but it really shines through at this level.”
“Non-League Day is a fantastic occasion and a brilliant opportunity for fans of Premier League and Championship clubs to get along to their local non-league side.
“I’m hoping to go to Solihull Moors. I’ve never been to their ground so, if I can make it, it will be nice to tick off the list.
“Clubs have all sorts of different offers on for entry and when you’re inside the grounds. It’s a great piece of enterprise and as a promotional tool for non-league football it’s fantastic.”
Stelling has been nominated for the prestigious Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year gong at the Just Giving Awards and Pools fans can help him get his hands on the silverware.
The vote is open now and Stelling is on the shortlist after his efforts in raising over £700,000 through two astonishing walking challenges in the last two years.