Hartlepool United boss Mick Wadsworth urges fans not to panic after Wycombe Wanderers defeat

Hartlepool United manager Mick Wadsworth walks back to the dressing room after Hartlepool's 3-1 loss at the hands of Wycombe Wanderers. Picture by FRANK REID
Hartlepool United manager Mick Wadsworth walks back to the dressing room after Hartlepool's 3-1 loss at the hands of Wycombe Wanderers. Picture by FRANK REID

MICK Wadsworth today urged players and fans not to press the “panic button” after three straight defeats.

But the first-team coach was upset at the reaction of some supporters during the 3-1 reverse against Wycombe.

A small section of the crowd didn’t hide their distaste at the second-half substitution of striker James Poole with the home side trailing 2-0 at the time.

And the boos again rang out on the full-time whistle after another below-par performance.

But with Pools just three points short of a play-off berth, and with a game to spare on most teams, Wadsworth is still satisfied with the position of his side and believes they have what it takes to emerge from the recent slump.

“We must not press the panic button, myself, the players or the fans,” he told SportMail.

“We don’t panic and start throwing the baby out of the bathwater, we stay measured and focused.”

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