Craig Harrison has told his players to focus completely on the task in hand at Solihull Moors this weekend as Pools look to plot a route up the National League table.
After a slow start to the new campaign, Pools have hit form during recent weeks and have lost just once in their last eight outings – and won five times in that period.
Tuesday night’s last-gasp triumph over Barrow at The Vic has injected fresh confidence in to the camp and lifted them within three points of the top seven in the table.
And while the Pools boss accepts that his team weren’t at their free-flowing best in midweek, he knows that results are the be-all and end-all for the Club this term.
“Don’t get me wrong I’ve played in and managed my fair share of attacking teams so that’s what I want, no doubt about it,” Harrison told Pools PlayerHD.
“But if you don’t play well the challenge is – can you still win the game? Whether it’s a scruffy win or a Maidstone-type performance you don’t get any more than three points.
“The main thing is we keep getting points on the board and then at some point we’ll break in to the top seven, then the top four and then the top two.
“The plan has to be to take each games as it comes. We have to win the next game to give ourselves the chance so it’s not about looking five, six or seven weeks down the line – Saturday is the most important game.”
Harrison will take his men to Damson Park to face a Moors outfit who may be galvanised by the appointment of Richard Money as boss, after he arrived to replace Liam McDonald this week.
“Richard has won promotions in the past and has a lot of experience,” Harrison admitted.
“People say players get a reaction from a new Manager but we have to look after ourselves; we have to have the same fight, desire, team spirit and hunger to win the game as we have done all through this good run we’ve been on.
“We’ve done well away from home; we’ve looked strong, comfortable and a threat on the counter-attack. We have options up front which gives us the opportunity to win games so that’s what we’ll aim to do again on Saturday.”