Hartlepool United chairman Raj Singh positive about the future following meeting with Dave Challinor

Things haven’t exactly gone to plan for Hartlepool United this season though chairman Raj Singh believes the club is on the right track under Dave Challinor.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 6:54 pm
Pools' new manager Dave Challinor with Raj Singh and Jeff Stelling during the Vanarama National League match between Hartlepool United and Solihull Moors at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Tuesday 5th November 2019. (Credit: Tom Banks | Shutter Press)

Pools currently sit 12th in the National League table, five points shy of the final play-off place with 16 games remaining.

The side are yet to win consecutive matches since Challinor was appointed back in November.

“I don’t think anyone can deny that we haven’t had the best of results over the holiday period but the general belief is that we are definitely making big strides in the right direction,” Singh said.

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“I know some people will point to the table and disagree with me but I can honestly say that the feeling within the club is that we are on the right track. I get the same feedback from the genuine supporters who have watched Hartlepool United a lot longer than I have too.”

The United chairman has recently met with Challinor to discuss the club’s strategy moving forward and into next season.

“I feel we now have a manager in place who fully understands the level we’re playing at and how business should be done,” Singh continued in his programme column.

“I am confident he will attract the right calibre of player but also provide the club with real value for money across the board as well.

“We still feel like we have a chance of making the play-offs this season. Admittedly, the chances will get slimmer unless we start picking up wins very quickly but there is a belief inside the club.”