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Keep On Attacking - Harrison

20 February 2018

Craig Harrison Mark Fletcher (Shutter Press)
Pools boss Craig Harrison

Craig Harrison has called on his players to continue to play on the front foot as they look to build on Saturday’s win over Woking in Tuesday night’s trip to FC Halifax Town.

The Pools boss has been delighted with the way his side have attacked in recent games and their power going forward was underlined again at the weekend as they fired three first half goals past The Cards.

Now Harrison is hoping they can continue produce more of the same when they travel to The Shaymen, who lie two points and two places below Pools in the National League table.

“We have to build on Saturday now,” admitted Harrison, who will welcome skipper Carl Magnay back from a one-game suspension.

“We look like we’re going to score now – in fact, over the last six games we’ve scored eleven goals but unfortunately we’ve been conceding as well.

“I will be quite happy as long as we’re scoring one more than the opponent though; it could be 4-3, 5-4 or 6-5 and even though that’s not too good for the old heart it’s important we score more than the team we’re up against.”

Harrison saw all three of his attacking players find the net during a potent first half display at The Vic on Saturday and he feels that keeping Jake Cassidy, Rhys Oates and Devante Rodney on the pitch together could play a key part in the run-in.

“Getting them three fit together is a bonus,” he told us.

“Obviously we’ve lost Jonathan Franks but if we can keep those three fit between now and the end of the season then I’m confident we’ll score lots of goals.

“They have power, they have pace and they give us the ability to counter-attack effectively so we’re really pleased.”

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