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Delighted For Players And Fans - Hignett

8 December 2018

Craig Hignett Ian Randall (Shutter Press)
Pools boss Craig Hignett

Craig Hignett admitted he was pleased for the players and the supporters as Pools ended their losing sequence with a hard-fought win at Maidenhead United on Saturday.

The Director of Football remained in the dugout for the trip to York Road and saw Josh Hawkes’ first half goal prove crucial as Pools tasted victory for the first time since the start of October.

“We were desperate for a win and before the game you were wondering what type of performance you’d get – but it was similar to last week,” Hignett told Pools PlayerHD.

“I thought we were outstanding; an impressive performance and I’m delighted for the fans who have travelled all this way – there was a load of them so I’m made up for them.

“I am also made up for the players because they needed that as much as anything, just to reinforce that what they’re doing is right and will get them back on the right path.

“They had to dig in. When they had a man sent-off we had to keep our head and keep control of the football but when they put the ball in to our box we defended brilliantly.

“It was a great goal to win it. Josh has been getting in those positions and we’ve been working on getting him a little further forward and with his extra quality we know he’s got a goal in him.”

Hignett also revealed that he expects that to be his final game in temporary charge as the Club move closer to selecting a permanent successor to Matthew Bates.

“I think so - and I am delighted to have signed-off like this.

“I’ve really enjoyed it and hopefully we’re a bit closer to naming a new manager now but we’ll have to see what next week brings.”

Watch the full post-match video interview with Craig Hignett right now only on Pools PlayerHD.

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