VIDEO: Hartlepool United fans have their say over John Hughes departure

LIFELONG Pools fan Stacy Jordan was shocked to hear of John Hughes and Micky Barron’s sudden departure.

The 31-year-old, of Dyke House, Hartlepool, said: “It’s a bit of a shock really.

“Maybe they only had Hughes in mind as a short -term thing to try to keep the club up.

“I think Hughes was left with a hefty load in the position the team were in.

“I just hope we can get someone to give us a boost and hopefully a promotion push.”

Adrian Liddell, 42, of West Park, Hartlepool, said: “To be honest, I don’t think Hughes was up to the job despite the improved results.”

Adrian who is managing director of a printing company, added: “His inability to land any short-term replacements and unwillingness to play Luke James at a critical point in the season cost us our place in League One.”

Neil Sharpe, a 42-year-old production manager, of Billingham, said: “I think it’s a brilliant decision.

“We now need a quick successor, to get rid of the dead wood and get the players all playing together.”

Steve Ryan, who runs a fruit and veg stall in Hartlepool Indoor Market, said: “I’m just a bit disillusioned at the moment.

“I can’t see what another manager is going to do with the players we have got.”