Poole wants more of same for Pools

GOALDEN WONDER: James Poole
GOALDEN WONDER: James Poole
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MAN-of-the-moment James Poole wants a win at Scunthorpe United tonight for the simple reason it means there will be more games to play in.

The 21-year-old has made just one start for his new club so far this season following his summer switch from Manchester City.

But, after Saturday’s match-winning double strike during the 3-1 win at Rochdale, he is set to line up against The Iron for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy first-round clash.

Progression all the way to the final will mean a date at Wembley, but Poole isn’t thinking about that just yet.

“I want to win purely because it means we’ve got more matches,” he told SportMail today.

“As a young player all I want to do is play football so a run in a cup competition would be brilliant.

“I’ve come from Manchester City where all I was really doing was training and then playing a reserve game every couple of weeks.

“I signed for Hartlepool to feel like a proper footballer and I do now.

“It’s great coming into training knowing that you’re working towards a game, so the more games the better for me.”

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