On-loan Preston North End striker still a doubt ahead of Hartlepool’s trip to York City

Jordan Hugill with Ian Gallagher. Picture by FRANK REID
Jordan Hugill with Ian Gallagher. Picture by FRANK REID

RONNIE Moore believes his Hartlepool side has what it takes to come away from York City with all three points - although he is still sweating on the fitness of Jordan Hugill.

Hugill, 22, will be given as much time as possible to prove his fitness after going off against Southend United on Easter Monday after suffering an eye injury.

Marlon Harewood looks set to replace him in the starting line-up at York if he doesn’t make it, although Scott Fenwick is back from injury and played 90 minutes for the reserves in midweek, scoring on his return.

Pools go into the match on the back of a cruel 1-0 defeat to Southend but they remain one point above the drop zone.

And Moore wants to see the same levels of performance from his squad.

“The message to the players has been same again,” said Moore.

“If we carry on playing like we did against Southend then we will win more than we lose.

“We threw the kitchen sink at them and didn’t get that little bit of luck - it proved again we shouldn’t fear anyone and there is certainly no doom and gloom here.

“We are nearly there and we are now in a position where we don’t need any help from others.

“One or two weeks ago we were all on the prayer mat but now it is in our own hands, do what we need to do and we will be safe.”