Dave Challinor has urged his players to unlock the power of
the home support this weekend by getting on the front foot from the first
The Pools boss is well aware of the impact a passionate fan
base at Victoria Park can have on the team but he understands that the playersmust provide them with a performance to get behind.
A clinical and classy display during the 2-0 win over
Stockport County last time out on home turf was greeted with acclaim from theterraces and Challinor wants that to become a regular thing moving forward.
Aldershot arrive at The Vic having tasted defeat just once in
their last eight games but Challinor is convinced that Pools can get anothergood result if they approach the game in the right way.
“It's massively important we build on the Stockport game,” Challinortold Pools TV.
“That was a good performance, a great atmosphere and apositive result for us so we want to try and get in to a run like that.
“Our home and away form has to be good if you're challenging
but history will probably show that if you want to be successful then your homerecord is going to massively important.
“I think we have a distinct advantage in that we have an amazing crowd that turns up to support us so we have to make sure we use that to its full potential.
“The atmosphere against Stockport was fantastic but we have
to be at the forefront of that and the players that are out there need to be
positive, on the front foot and get the crowd in to the game by giving themsomething to cheer about.
“We want to get over that little bit of frustration we hadlast week and put it right on Saturday.”
With Gavan Holohan sidelined through suspension, Challinor
will need to make at least one change to his starting eleven for Saturday'smeeting with The Shots.
However, the Pools boss is confident in the squad he has at
his disposal and he has encouraged those who are handed the shirts this weekendto show that they deserve to keep them.
“When one door closes on a player, another one will open andsomeone else will get an opportunity.
“The big positive for me is that people are looking over
their shoulder a little bit now and knowing they need to perform if they wantto keep their place.
“Somebody will get an opportunity on Saturday and I hope that they go and grab it with both hands.”