Hartlepool United v Derby County: All the pressure on Rams says Pools boss Ronnie Moore

Ronnie Moore has left his role at Hartlepool United.

Ronnie Moore has left his role at Hartlepool United.

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Ronnie Moore admits Hartlepool United have a “helluva test” in their big FA Cup confrontation with Derby County – but will not dismiss chances of an upset.

On paper, Pools would appears to have no hope against an in-form side who look destined for the Premier League.

There are always shocks in the FA Cup and we have to believe shocks can happen

Ronnie Moore

Moore has selection concerns at right-back which has not helped the mood of the boss who has seen the last three fixture fall victim to the weather.

But the manager will not tolerate any defeatist talk ahead of the visit of the high-flying Sky Bet Championship outfit tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

“There are always shocks in the FA Cup and we have to believe shocks can happen,” said Moore.

“We have to be top drawer for anything to happen, and we have problems with injuries to think about.

“We are trying to get someone in although, even if we did, the players we are looking at and lining up at cup-tied.

“Let’s go and enjoy it and there’s no pressure on us – it’s all on them.