Scott Loach has been chatting to Pools PlayerHD ahead of Saturday's National League season-opener at Maidstone United.
The Pools keeper says the players have all worked hard and bonded well during the warm-up campaign and now they can't wait to get the 2018/19 underway this weekend.
"We've had a good six weeks getting to know each other and the new lads have settled in well - it's been tough work but enjoyable," Loach commented.
"I think we've got out of it what we've needed and hopefully on Saturday we can get off to a good start."
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