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A Chance To Shine - Parkinson

13 December 2019

Club News

A Chance To Shine - Parkinson

13 December 2019

Joe Parkinson has challenged the players who are handed an FA Trophy opportunity at Harrogate Town this weekend to take it with both hands.

The Assistant Manager has been impressed with the quality

within the Pools squad since he arrived at the Club alongside new boss Dave

Challinor last month.

However, they have moved to strengthen further with the

arrival of Tyler Hamilton on loan from Hull City and Mark Shelton who came in

from Salford City.

Parkinson feels that the extra competition for places is

something which can really help push Pools on as they look to keep on progress

not only in the league and FA Cup, but also in the FA Trophy.

“This is a massive priority because it's our next game,”Parkinson told Pools TV.

“It's an opportunity for players because I think everyone

knows there will be some changes, especially with the game being played on a

plastic pitch, we have to take that in to consideration too.

“It's a big period of games coming up as well, so we want

any players who come in to take the opportunity and show the Manager that they

want to stay in the team.

“We want to progress and we've brought players in to freshen

things up because we want competition for all the places and that can only be a

benefit to us.”

The clash with Harrogate this weekend will be the first of

three meetings with the North Yorkshire outfit in just over a fortnight, with

the teams set to meet home and away over Christmas.

Simon Weaver's men have backed up their superb first season

at National League level with another strong campaign so far and Parkinson

knows they will be a handful this weekend.

“They're a good side, no doubting that.

“But so are we when we perform and maintain our standards so we're really looking forward and hopefully we can get another victory.”

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