MICK Wadsworth today demanded each of his players take a good look at themselves before Saturday’s showdown with table-toppers Charlton Athletic.
The Pools boss was furious with his side’s second-half performance during Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of Tranmere Rovers.
The result marked a third consecutive loss at Victoria Park and it is now more than five hours without a goal from open play on home soil.
But Wadsworth admits he would not bet against his men upsetting the odds and beating the high-flying Addicks, although for that to happen he insists the players have to undergo a personal examination of their mindset.
“Tuesday was bitterly disappointing and poor – very poor,” he told SportMail today.
“Now we’ve got to go and beat Charlton and you wouldn’t be surprised if we did.
“But it’s up to every individual player to get hold of himself first and get himself in the right frame of mind.
“That’s what they’ll be challenged with now.
“We all need to ask ourselves what we can do and we’ve got no choice but to get our heads down and work hard to get out of this – that’s football.”
FULL story in Thursday’s Mail ...