Richard Money admitted that his side need to play better in their upcoming games but refused to be too disappointed by Pools’ 1-1 draw with Havant & Waterlooville on Saturday.
The new boss had to settle for point from his first home game in charge after Liam Noble’s 10th goal of the season cancelled out Tyler’s Frost’s opener for the visitors.
And while Money conceded that he was frustrated not to kick-off on home soil with a win, he could see positives from the way his team reacted to going a goal behind.
“I think saying I am satisfied would be too strong because I’m never satisfied when we don’t win,” Money told Pools PlayerHD.
“Results haven’t been great at home so there’s a nervousness around the stadium and a tenseness in the group so we need to get over that – and the only way to do that is to win games.
“It was the sort of game that we might have been beaten and we could have won so I think it’s a step forward – that’s four points from the last two games and a cup victory in between.
“We didn’t lose and it was important not to get beat but I am well aware we need to be better than that, and the players are aware they need to be better than that.
“I am really pleased I took the opportunity to look at one or two more in the group because I have to find out what we’ve got and find out the best way to play to give us the best chance of winning.
“The good thing about having so many games in such a short space of time is that we can find out more about the group so that is good.”