Hartlepool United midfielder Nicky Featherstone discusses quick turnaround and need to get back to winning ways at Chesterfield

Nicky Featherstone believes Hartlepool United have upped their performances in recent weeks but are still looking for the results to match.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 4:45 pm
Nicky Featherstone of Hartlepool United in action with Sam Minihan  during the Vanarama National League match between Hartlepool United and Stockport County at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Wednesday 9th October 2019. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)
Nicky Featherstone of Hartlepool United in action with Sam Minihan during the Vanarama National League match between Hartlepool United and Stockport County at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Wednesday 9th October 2019. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)

Pools have lost just one of their last eight matches in all competitions but have gone four National League matches without a win going into Tuesday night’s match at Chesterfield (7:45pm kick-off).

Featherstone netted his first goal of the season in Saturday’s 2-2 comeback draw against Boreham Wood and wants to carry on the momentum from the last 20-minutes at Victoria Park down at the Proact Stadium in what is another swift turnaround.

“We’re just recovering at the moment,” said Featherstone ahead of the match.

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“Sunday and Monday are massive when you’ve got a quick turnaround in games and I know they’re another direct team with [Tom] Denton up front.

“They can be effective if we allow Denton to win the headers because you’re not going to win many against him so it’s all about the second ball after that. We’ll focus on Chesterfield and go again looking to get the three points.”

Featherstone is set to start for the 10th consecutive match for Pools as the midfielder is enjoying the steady progress being made by the side.

“I think the last six to eight weeks have been a lot better performance wise with the exception of the Solihull game where we were a bit flat,” he admitted.

“We look a real threat going forward now it seems and we look like we’re going to score goals which is half the battle.”