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Strong Finish Is Crucial For Us - Hignett

29 March 2019

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

Craig Hignett has called on his players to build on the feelgood factor that is developing around the Club by finishing the current campaign on a positive note.

After just two defeats in ten under Hignett and a brilliant win over title-chasing Wrexham last time out, spirit in the camp is as good as it has been all season.

But even though Pools are all but out of contention when it comes to chasing the play-off spots, the boss has insisted that it remains important that standards don’t drop during the final six games.

“I think you’re always playing for something,” Hignett told Pools PlayerHD.

“We want to finish this season on a high and give the fans something to get excited about for next season – and I want to win all the games as well.

“You’ve always got something to play for but the players are really enjoying it at the moment, which is good for me because it means I don’t have to lift them. I can just let them get on with it.

“The lads are on a high and they should be full of confidence after their performance last Saturday.

“Everyone is chomping at the bit to be involved and the people in the team don’t want to lose their places – that’s the way it should be.”

This weekend’s game sees Pools make the 600-mile round trip to face promotion hopefuls Eastleigh who have barged their way in to the top seven on the back of a remarkable run since the turn of the year.

Hignett knows that his side can expect a stiff examination at The Silverlake Stadium, where The Spitfires fell to a surprise defeat to Barrow in their last outing a fortnight ago.

“It will be a tough game but it’s one we should be looking forward to because you should want to test yourselves against the best teams in this league like we did last week.

“We will go in to the game feeling positive and believing we can win,” he added.

Click here now to watch our full pre-match video interview with Craig Hignett on Pools PlayerHD.


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