Ronnie Moore backs Hartlepool’s ‘best finisher’ to hit the goal trail this season

Rakish Bingham has been hailed the club's best finisher
Rakish Bingham has been hailed the club's best finisher

Rakish Bingham has been crowned the best finisher at Hartlepool United - with manager Ronnie Moore tipping him to hit the goal trail this season.

The ex-Mansfield Town striker has been in red hot form over the course of pre-season, netting six goals for Pools.

Moore has heaped praise on the 21-year-old, who re-joined the club on a permanent basis in the summer after a loan spell last season, with the Pools boss banking on Bingham to be his leading man this campaign.

Bingham scored twice against Billingham Town, netted a hat-trick against Gateshead and scored again in the 3-0 win over Dunston UTS.

Overall, Moore has been pleased with his strikers, with just over a week to go until the new League Two season kicks off against Morecambe.

“I have been very pleased with Rakish, we all know what he is about,” Moore told SportMail.

“He is probably the best finisher at the club and he will always get you goals.

“I know there are goals in Bings, we have seen that this pre-season. We are not worried about that part of our play.

“The midfield three have done reasonably well too, whoever has played in there.

“I have been pleased with Michael Woods this week, he is looking really well.

“There were two or three rascal tackles that tested him [at Gateshead] but at least he knows he is okay. You don’t want it all right until you kick off but we still have a lot of hard work to do.

“It is about getting that understanding in there,” added Moore ahead of tomorrow’s visit of League One Chesterfield. Boss Dean Saunders will be bringing a strong squad including ex-Pools legend Ritchie Humphreys.

* Hartlepool United have been handed 2,000 tickets for the away game at York City on Saturday, August 15.

Tickets for Pools’ fixture at Bootham Crescent will go on sale to season ticket holders at 10am on Monday, August 3 from the club’s ticket office.

Pools have received the full allocation of 1,700 terrace tickets and 300 seating tickets. Seating; Adults £19, Concessions £13, Terrace; Adults £18, Concessions £12 Next week the ticket office will open late on Monday, August 3. Otherwise, it will open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am to kick off on August 8 – with York tickets on sale until 1pm.