Moore: Hard work must continue if Hartlepool United are to escape the drop

Hartlepool United manager Ronnie Moore.  Picture by FRANK REID
Hartlepool United manager Ronnie Moore. Picture by FRANK REID

RONNIE Moore is demanding his Hartlepool United side continue their hard work ahead of a tough Easter weekend of fixtures.

Moore wants his in-form Pools side to make it five straight wins when they travel to Rodney Parade to take on Newport County in Sky Bet League Two on Good Friday (KO 3pm).

Pools are third bottom, a point above the relegation zone, while Newport are 6th and chasing promotion this campaign.

“It can get much better, we know that, points wise certainly,” said Moore.

“It is fantastic what the lads have done over the past four weeks, to win all four and be unlucky not to get a point against Burton Albion too.

“The attitude and desire has been good and everything I have asked for in the past month, they have delivered.

“But we don’t think the hard work is done - no way.

“We know we are only just starting and it all starts again on Friday.

“We have to make the gap bigger, that is what the aim is now.

“We don’t take the foot off the pedal - we have seven games to go - now is the time to accelerate.

“Easter is a crucial time because there are six points to be taken.”

Southend United are the visitors to Victoria Park on Easter Monday.