'How good would that be?' - Hartlepool United ace Gavan Holohan on promotion-chasing Pools' stunning home form

Hartlepool United will look to extend their 13-game unbeaten run and stunning home form when National League play-off rivals Notts County visit on Saturday evening.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 4:45 pm

Pools, second, welcome fifth-placed County to The Vic looking to further cement their play-off position while also closing the gap further on league leaders Sutton United in the process.

Last time out at The Vic on Good Friday Pools beat Dagenham & Redbridge to record their 10th win in 11 home games.

A stunning record and one they are hoping to extend until the end of the season to give themselves the best shot at winning the league and securing automatic promotion back to the Football League, though Sutton remain the firm favourites given they also have three games in hand.

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Rhys Oates battles for the ball.  Mark Fletcher | MI News & Sport Ltd
Rhys Oates battles for the ball. Mark Fletcher | MI News & Sport Ltd

Ahead of the Saturday game, Gavan Holohan has been reflecting on the recent form and unbeaten run.

Holohan said: “We went through a bit of a sticky patch but I’m not sure what’s turned it around.

"I think you get that first win and confidence grows and grows and adding Lukey’s goals into it as helped massively and everyone has stepped up to the plate.

“We’ve got to look after ourselves and keep winning, picking up points and hope Sutton slip up.

"Before the start of the season, minimum requirement was play-offs and if we can finish second or third and get a home game here in the play-off semi-final where it will hopefully be a packed house which is what everyone wants.

“How good would that be after the year we’ve had?

"To get this place rocking for a play-off game. It’s been a tough few years the club has had and everyone at the club, in the dressing room and the fans deserve it.

“We played the Woking game down there in front of fans and that felt a bit strange to be honest. It’ll feel a bit strange initially but it’s something we’ll get used to quickly.”

Challinor’s side head into the fixture on the back of the Good Friday win over Dagenham & Redbridge and the draw at Boreham Wood on Monday.

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