Hartlepool United boss Mick Wadsworth still has faith in squad despite Preston North End defeat

Mick Wadsworth with Michael Barron (left) and Ritchie Humphreys (right). Picture by FRANK REID
Mick Wadsworth with Michael Barron (left) and Ritchie Humphreys (right). Picture by FRANK REID

MICK Wadsworth maintains he has “absolute faith” in his players despite a seventh home defeat on the spin.

Pools were beaten 1-0 by Preston North End last night to make it zero points from 21 at Victoria Park, during which time they’ve failed to score from open play in 10 hours of football.

But, with the manager’s own position ultimately in the hands of his players, Wadsworth is steadfast in his belief that his men have what it takes to correct recent results.

“I’ve got to have confidence in the players and I have got faith in them,” he told SportMail today.

“We have to believe. I’ve been in some spots in my career, but in terms of home form I’ve never been in a situation like this.

“But it will change – nothing is forever.

“We need to pick it up and get that home win in the next game.

“It’s difficult because the lads are really on their backsides at the moment - but that’s good because it shows they care.”

Read more of Wadsworth’s comments, plus a full match report, in today’s Sportmail.