Hartlepool boss: Don’t have to say you are sorry!

Kal Naismith
Kal Naismith

Ronnie Moore has ordered Kal Naismith – and all the Hartlepool United players – not to say sorry.

Instead, he wants them to cut out the mistakes.

If he learns from it, then it’s a good thing for us.

Pools had just got back on level terms with Plymouth on Saturday, only for Naismith to give away the ball in the last minute, with the Pilgrims taking full advantage to score the winner to go top of League Two.

“Naismith is a good player, but you can’t do what he did,” said Moore. “He has to learn.

“He came in and apologised, but it’s too late.

“Don’t apologise now, just do the right things at the time and don’t let it happen again.

“If he learns from it, then it’s a good thing for us.

“He can create, he has a wand of a left foot, but it’s all about managing a game and we fell short there.

“He gave it away and Bings allowed the lad to run off him to score.

“It’s frustrating because basically it was about seeing it out and getting a point to move us forward.”

The on-loan Portsmouth has two matches left on his stint at Pools, the Boxing Day home date against Notts County and the New Year trip to Notts County on Saturday, January 2.