Gavan Holohan uses Manchester United and Liverpool as examples on how Hartlepool United can bounce back from Torquay defeat at Eastleigh in front of the BT Sport cameras

Gavan Holohan is hoping Hartlepool United can get back to winning ways at Eastleigh on Saturday afternoon (5:20pm kick-off).
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For the second National League game running, Pools will feature live on BT Sport as they hope for a more successful outing than their 5-0 home defeat to Torquay United last time out in front of the cameras.

And Holohan – who is Hartlepool's top scorer so far this season with three goals in the opening eight games – is confident of getting a reaction at the Silverlake Stadium.

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Gavan Holohan in action for Hartlepool United (photo: Frank Reid).Gavan Holohan in action for Hartlepool United (photo: Frank Reid).
Gavan Holohan in action for Hartlepool United (photo: Frank Reid).
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"The Torquay defeat was tough to take, everyone was hurting after the game because we knew we’d let ourselves down, the club down and let the fans down,” he said.

"If we dwell on it too much and let it fester than it can impact the rest of the season so we look to move on, learn from it and use it as motivation. Just because we lost like that doesn’t make us a bad team.

"You look at when Liverpool and Manchester United got humped on the same weekend, which doesn’t automatically make them bad teams either.

"We’ve just got to move on and look to put things right as quickly as we can.

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“We want to bounce back from our last game in the league. It’s a long trip this weekend and we want to be heading back to the North East with three points.”

On the start to the season, Holohan added: “11 points from six games isn’t a bad return, we’ve had two draws which we feel we should have won but if you take out the Torquay result then we’re quite pleased.”

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