We Can Cause FA Cup Upset - Bates9 November 2018
Matthew Bates has said Pools know they have a big task in front of them but will make the trip to Gillingham confident they can make FA Cup progress this weekend.
We'll Go There With Confidence - Bates30 October 2018
Matthew Bates says his side are determined to react positively to their weekend defeat when they make the trip to face third-placed Wrexham on Tuesday evening.
Let's Build On Positive Start - Bates26 October 2018
Matthew Bates wants his side to maintain their solid National League form against Sutton United this weekend to ensure they stay the right side of any gaps that open up in the table.
Bates Calls For Killer Instinct5 October 2018
Matthew Bates has backed his team to discover a more ruthless edge on home soil as they prepare for Saturday’s visit of Boreham Wood (3pm kick-off).
Bates Backing Pools To Respond28 September 2018
Matthew Bates has admitted his team can’t wait to get out on the pitch against Aldershot Town on Saturday to show that they’ve wiped away the disappointment of Tuesday’s defeat.
We Can Send A Message - Bates25 September 2018
Matthew Bates has called on his in-form side to send out another message to their National League rivals by bringing all three points home from Salford City on Tuesday night.
Bates Eager To Maintain Away Record21 September 2018
Matthew Bates wants more joy on the road this weekend as Pools go in search of a fourth successive away win then they make the trip to FC Halifax Town.
Consistency Is Key For Us - Bates14 September 2018
Matthew Bates has urged his players to maintain the consistent form that has driven them up the National League table as they welcome Eastleigh to The Super 6 Stadium on Saturday.
Hard Work Must Continue - Bates7 September 2018
Matthew Bates has told his players they can’t afford to take their foot off the pedal as they look to underline a positive start to the season when they travel to Solihull Moors on Saturday.
Bates Expecting More Entertainment10 August 2018
Matthew Bates is predicting another exciting encounter at The Super 6 Stadium this weekend as Pools return to National League action with the visit of Ebbsfleet United.
Spennymoor Is A Good Test For Us - Bates20 July 2018
Matthew Bates has admitted that he’s been pleased with what he’s seen so far during pre-season and wants his players to carry that on at Spennymoor Town on Saturday (3pm kick-off).