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 DaveChallinor 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 infrom 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 progressnot 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 aplastic 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 theywant 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 abenefit 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, withthe 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 Parkinsonknows 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.”