Hartlepool Utd look for right formula at Leyton Orient

Mick Wadsworth
Mick Wadsworth

MICK Wadsworth is still trying to unearth a winning formula with Hartlepool United and admits he’s still learning new things about his players.

The Pools boss could do no wrong during the early part of the campaign as a tried-and-trusted 4-4-2 system saw his side go nine matches without defeat.

But just one win in the subsequent six has seen Wadsworth explore various avenues in terms of formation and personnel – each coming up short in one way or another.

Pools travel to East London on Saturday to take on Leyton Orient and the manager has hinted that more changes could be afoot.

They went back to the early-season set-up for last weekend’s visit of Charlton Athletic but it failed to trigger the response Wadsworth had wanted and Pools were beaten 4-0.

And the first-team coach said: “We’ve tried everything recently and on Saturday we went back to what served us well previously.

“We’ve got to think very carefully about what we do at the weekend now.

“But one guy came up to me after Saturday and said ‘Mick, you’ve given them all a chance’.

“We’ve still got options, though, and it’s up to me to find a solution which will get us out of this.

“There is an answer in there because we’ve got too much quality for there not to be and I’m 100 per cent confident these boys will turn it around.”

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