Andy Monkhouse admits Pools fans must be mystified by home form

Andy Monkhouse plays the ball wit the the outside of his boot. Picture by FRANK REID
Andy Monkhouse plays the ball wit the the outside of his boot. Picture by FRANK REID
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ANDY Monkhouse admits Hartlepool United’s home support must be wondering just what happens to the team when they hit the road, writes CRAIG HOPE.

Pools, having lost seven on the bounce at home, boast the second-best away record in the division.

Indeed, a points haul of 18 is bettered only by league leaders Charlton Athletic and Mick Wadsworth’s men have already netted more times away from home than they did during the entirety of last season.

Monkhouse, too, has arguably saved his best performances for away days and the frontman has every sympathy for the 4,000-plus fans who have turned up week in, week out at Victoria Park this year.

“We’ve got to sort it out at home,” he told SportMail. “As good as it is away from home, you want to put a show on and get a result for the fans at the Vic.

“But we aren’t putting on performances at home right now.

“The 5,000 fans aren’t seeing us do the good things that we’ve been doing away and, because not as many go to away games, then they must be wondering just what we’re doing differently.

“The answer is we don’t really know and it’s strange how these things happen.”

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