JAMES POOLE will not rest on his laurels despite an excellent individual display for Hartlepool United at Newport County.
Pools’ players have to dust themselves down from a second defeat inside four days, following the 2-1 defeat to Rotherham United in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday.
But while the side struggled to get out of second gear, Poole put in a sterling shift and went close to scoring on a couple of occasions.
One fierce strike in the first half in particular brought a great save out of Newport keeper Lenny Pidgeley.
Poole, who wears number 10, added: “I was pleased with my own performance to a certain extent, I got in some nice positions and their keeper pulled off one or two great saves.
“But I, and the rest of the team, will assess what we can do better.
“If we can do that every single game then that is the only way to keep improving.”