We’re Hurting Over Bad Start – Kerr

Fraser Kerr, Hartlepool United

Fraser Kerr has admitted that Pools need to be more ruthless during their good spells in games after they were undone at Halifax Town on Tuesday despite seeing plenty of the ball.

Craig Hignett’s men were arguably the better side in possession during The Shay Stadium contest but the cutting edge belonged to the hosts who continued their perfect start to the season to go top of the table.

Defender Kerr says that getting the first goal can obviously make a massive difference in games and wants Pools to show a more ruthless streak as they move forward.

“We’re disappointed and frustrated,” Kerr told Pools TV.

“I think everybody is, including the fans – we could see how much it meant to the fans at the end and everyone in the dressing room is hurting so we want to get that first win under our belts.

“We controlled the first half but we went in at 0-0 and I think we need to try and take advantage when we’re on top in a game, make sure we’re clinical and get that goal.

“They ended up scoring on a breakaway and then it’s a bit more backs to the wall and we have to start chasing the game so it’s frustrating.”

The Scotsman conceded that defeat in the opening two games of the campaign is even harder to take given the excitement and optimism that surrounded the Club during the summer.

However, he has been in the game long enough to know not to get too downhearted so early in the season and is confident that things will come good for the Club this term.

“It’s a long old season but the sooner you can start winning games the better.

“We feel we have a talented squad that can really do something this season so that makes it even more frustrating that we’ve got off to this bad start.

“Only we can turn it around so we’ll stick together, look to the game on Saturday and try to put in a performance that gets us the result as well.”