Dave Challinor pays tribute to Hartlepool United players as they set club unbeaten record in the National League

Hartlepool United picked up their 16th win of the National League season at Dagenham & Redbridge on Tuesday evening to make it 10 games unbeaten.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 6:00 am

Despite only being 31 games into the season, it’s the most wins Pools have achieved during a league campaign since the 2006-07 League Two promotion season. Their 10 game unbeaten run is also the side’s longest since that season as well.

And with the side sitting second in the table with 11 games remaining, manager Dave Challinor has plenty to be hopeful about.

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Hartlepool manager, Dave Challinor (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)

"It’s an absolutely great record and a really good place to be,” he told The Mail.

“Credit to the players for that, especially when you look at the 10 games coming in a ridiculously short space of time. We’ve been playing every three to four days so to grind out that consistency and win those games is a huge compliment to the players.

"If I was offered now to go unbeaten for the rest of the season then I’d absolutely take it!

"We want to win as many as possible and getting into the habit of not losing games always leaves us with a chance of going on to grab three points.

"It hasn’t always been pretty but we’ve built belief and we go into every game believing we can win and it takes different elements and characteristics to be able to do that.

"We’ve shown a bit of everything on this run we’re on but the important thing is we’re still on it and we want to keep it going on Saturday at Stockport.”

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