We Must Learn Lessons Quickly – McGuckin

Ian McGuckin, Hartlepool United

Ian McGuckin has insisted his Youth Team players must learn lessons from Wednesday’s opening game of the season against Alfreton Town.

Pools kicked-off the new NLFA campaign with a 2-1 win at Welfare Park but McGuckin was far from pleased with aspects of the performance and the discipline of his side, who ended the game with nine men.

“We have to learn from what happened because it’s not something that can continue,” he told Pools TV.

“We tried to manage the game as best we could but I felt like the first red card did take our focus away from what we were trying to do and how we wanted to go about it.

“The first thing you think about is obviously the result but you want a performance to go along with it – we got one but not the other so we have to move on now.”

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