Craig Hignett is hoping that the manner of Saturday’s dramatic win over in-form Yeovil Town can prove to be a springboard for the season as he takes his side to Stockport County tonight.
The Pools boss was delighted with the character and spirit shown by his players as they recovered from the setback of conceding an injury-time leveller against The Glovers to snatch a last-gasp winner at The Vic.
Now Hignett is focused on ensuring that it’s a moment which can galvanise the squad as they make the relatively short trip to face National League new boys Stockport this evening.
“I hope Saturday can be our catalyst,” he told us.
“There is no good in winning like that but then not backing it up with another good performance.
“I thought we played very well on Saturday and, although the Chesterfield game was a bit flat, we performed well at Eastleigh and built on it against Yeovil. Now we’ve got to do it again.
“It’s important that we try and get a run going now and if we can keep that consistency going then the results will come for us.
“We still have to be more clinical. By and large we’ve looked solid defensively, but I don’t think we’ve scored as many as we should have given the volume of chances we’ve made.
“If you don’t score enough goals, you’ll put yourself under pressure because at 1-0 the opposition are always in with a shout of getting back in to it.
“All it takes is a lucky break or a ricochet, so we want to be more comfortable because in many games our play has deserved to see us two or three in front.
“The league is so tight that if you drop two points it can make a big difference so we need to make sure that we take advantage when we’re on top in games.”