FORGOTTEN man Colin Larkin could now be set for a run in the team following his game-changing cameo against Colchester.
The tenacious Irish frontman was thrown into the action just after the hour mark with the score still deadlocked.
Immediately the 28-year-old sought to inject some much-needed pace and vigour into the Pools offence.
For the first time in weeks the Victoria Park crowd witnessed one of their own burning by opposition defenders, as Larkin did in the 69th minute only to be denied a fine, solo goal by Us keeper Mark Cousins.
And, while it was scorer Antony Sweeney who stole the match-winning headlines, Larkin’s contribution was not lost on boss Mick Wadsworth.
“Colin did extremely well when he came on and we needed that pace which he has,” he told SportMail.
“The one thing he always gives, in every game and training session, is unbelievable enthusiasm and pace and good ability on the ball.
“What he needs to add is a goal and I would’ve loved him to have scored when he riddled his way in – not for us, just for himself because he deserves that.”
Wadsworth:It wasn’t my idea to pair Larkin and Humphreys in attack.
Full story in Monday’s Mail