Craig Harrison will not allow complacency to sneak into the Hartlepool United dressing room

Pools boss Craig Harrison. Picture by Frank Reid.
Pools boss Craig Harrison. Picture by Frank Reid.

Hartlepool United boss Craig Harrison has warned his players against complacency, despite their recent upturn in fortunes.

Ahead of tomorrow’s televised clash at Leyton Orient, the manager has sent the message to his squad that, despite building the foundations for a positive National League season in recent weeks, the real hard work starts now.

“It’s four unbeaten and we are building foundations,” said Harrison.

“But we need to carry on doing what we are doing.

“We won’t get ahead of ourselves and start thinking we are better than we are.

“Make a mistake, lose and you ask why the unbeaten run is over – well, it’s because we stop doing the things we were doing, the things which got you the result in the first place.”

Harrison, though, has no fears that his players will let their focus slip.

“Success is down to hard work. We are the hardest working team in this division and we will continue to be so,” said the manager.

“It’s not long ago this fixture was a League Two game. And this is a little spell of meeting former Football League clubs. It was Dagenham last weekend, Wrexham on Tuesday night and now Orient.

“It’s a tough week. It has not been easy for us. But we are reasonably pleased with the points haul so far. And a great way to end the week is with another three points.”