Hartlepool boss sees room for improvement after win at Grimsby

Perfectionist Craig Hignett reckons there is still room for improvement from his Hartlepool United players.

Monday, 3rd October 2016, 8:26 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 1:44 pm
Jordan Richards is tackled by Grimsby's Danny Andrew

The gaffer’s comments come after his side romped to a 3-0 win over Grimsby Town at Blundell Park.

And despite Pools near perfect show, Hignett says there are still areas he believes the team can get better.

Although he was happy to extend the club’s unbeaten run to five games against a side placed sixth in League Two at the start of the day.

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He said: “A clean sheet away from home and we score three – you always want more.

“But I’d take this and when you see what we have done, it’s a tinge of disdappointment we didn’t do more.

“Without playing well we were clinical.

“First half we didn’t pass it well enougn, didn’t read the play enough. Second half I said it was all about attitude, organisation and we couldn’t lose our way. We were excellent going forward and really dangerous.

“We gave a great platform to go on and do something, but I wanted the intensity and attitude and not think it was job done and coast.

“And they didn’t. They were excellent, could have scored more and the game plan worked to a tee.

“We soaked up pressure, kept a good shape and hurt them on the break with Lewis (Alessandra) and Nath Nathan (Thomas) and Podge’s (Padraig Amond) movement.

“We will hurt teams and we did that and we can step on as a team. Far from perfect, but it was excellent, I’m a perfectionist, but to come here against sixth the league, win and I’m happy.”