Hartlepool strike star believes partnership will get even better

Padraig Amond
Padraig Amond

Jake Cassidy believes there is plenty of potential in his strike partnership with Padraig Amond.

Pools have found their start to life in National League more difficult than anticipated and are yet to pick up three points.

Goals have been hard to come by too, with Craig Harrison’s side netting only three times in their opening four encounters.

All three goals have come from the Cassidy and Amond, who have shown early promise as an attacking duo, and while their partnership hasn’t quite clicked yet, it has promise.

Cassidy, an old-fashioned target man, is happy to play off long balls and is happy to play in the air.

This seems ideal for the lively Amond who could feed off whatever Cassidy can win and create plenty of opportunities.

“Podge (Amond) likes the ball to feet and likes to get a lot of chances and I don’t mind the ball coming in to me at neck height,” said Cassidy.

“Hopefully we can get there and Podge can get on the scoresheet more and we form a decent partnership.

“I think these things will come and in training we’re looking to link up a lot more and get better.”