Craig Harrison has told the players they must take the confidence drawn from four games unbeaten in to Saturday’s televised encounter at Leyton Orient (12.30pm kick-off).
The Pools boss has been delighted with the upturn in form in recent weeks as three wins from four have helped close the gap on the top seven in the National League table.
After taking four points from games against high-flying Dagenham & Redbridge and Wrexham, Pools round-off the week against another fancied team in Steve Davis’ Orient.
BT Sport will transmit live coverage of the clash between the two sides relegated from the EFL last term and Harrison is keen for Pools to show the nation how far they’ve come on since defeat at Maidenhead United in their last televised outing.
“We have got to go there positively and stamp our authority and style on the game.” Harrison told Pools PlayerHD.
“Being hard to beat is something that has to come naturally to the players after the last four games; there are reminders but the important thing is that we get the basics right again.
“A couple of months ago this was a big game at the bottom of League Two and some of the lads still talk about it and say they didn’t play well and should have done better – so this is a good chance to right some wrongs.
“More importantly we want to keep our run going because the table is so tight. A week ago Dagenham came to our place top and now they’re eighth so our job now is to finish the week off with a positive result and see where it takes us.
“The players and staff have spoken about the game being on TV and we know we need to be better than we were the last time we were in front of the cameras – and I am sure we will be.”