Sam Collins gives update on Ronnie Moore’s daughter’s health

Sam Collins
Sam Collins

Sam Collins could well remain in charge of Hartlepool United for Saturday’s League Two trip to York City.

The assistant manager led Pools to a 1-0 cvictory in the Capital One Cup at Fleetwood on Tuesday night after boss Ronnie Moore flew out to Spain to be with daughter, Charlotte, who fell ill on holiday.

Collins told his media conference today that Charlotte is making progress, but there is no indication yet wheh Moore will return to the country.

“The latest update I got from Ronnie was last night and he said her oxygen levels had started to improve,” Collins said.

“They were hoping this morning that it will improve again and that she is on the mend.

“Everyone knows it’s been a worrying time for Ronnie and his family but hopefully she’s beginning to improve now and hopefully they’ll get her out of the hospital as soon as possible.”

Collins said that he was happy to take control of the side at Bootham Crescent if Moore needed to remain with his family.

“We’ll see how things progress and how Charlotte improves over the next 24 hours and take it from there,” he said.

“Everything is a little bit up in the air (in terms of what’s going to happen with who’s running the team).

“We’re just hoping she gets better, that’s the most important thing.

“If it means me looking after things on Saturday then we’ll just get on with it.

“The lads need to concentrate on the football and we’ll prepare as normal and make sure we’re ready for Saturday.”

Collins was helped by former Pools centre-half Ian McGuckin at Fleetwood and the defender was at Maiden Castle today to assist at training.