Carl Magnay admits Hartlepool United fans don’t deserve this National League shame

Carl Magnay.
Carl Magnay.

Hartlepool United’s fans deserve better than the players have produced so far this season, according to Carl Magnay.

Although, the skipper has absolute faith that Pools will turn things around, starting this evening at home against Chester.

“The fans deserve better,” he said.

“We are extremely grateful for their support. On Saturday it was an early kick-off for a game on TV. We want to keep those fans with us as long as possible, they have the right not to come and watch.

“We are aware it’s not been good enough, we haven’t started well but have got better in games. It’s not good enough.

“We rally around each other and it’s not acceptable for the fans with all the travelling they are doing this season.

“If anything else we need high energy and hard work.”

While there has been plenty of negativity on the terraces, Magnay says that has not translated into the dressing-room.

He knows Pools have got the players at their disposal to turn around a three-game winless start to life in the fifth tier.

“We spoke, we have talked and identified problems. It’s not the start we wanted. But there’s only so long we can say it’s a new group and we need time to get it right,” he said.

“Tuesday has to be a completely different Hartlepool.

“And everyone is encouraging each other – we all know what we are capable of and we aren’t getting too down about it.”