Pools want last home game win over Bournemouth

Mick Wadsworth
Mick Wadsworth

MICK Wadsworth will call on his Hartlepool United players to give the club’s supporters a victorious send off tomorrow afternoon.

Pools welcome play-off chasing Bournemouth to The Vic for their final home game.

And Wadsworth believes the curtain call deserves to be a winning one given the success of the season.

“It’s the last home game and a chance to say thank you to the supporters for their backing this year,” the Pools boss told SportMail.

“We’ll be doing that after the game with a lap of honour. But we also want to give them something to enjoy and remember in the 90 minutes beforehand because they deserve that and so do the players.

“There have been a few highs and lows at home this season but one thing they have always done is stick by us.

“I can only recall one game when they were a little bit unhappy, when we got beat at home to Leyton Orient.

“And that was just a reflection of expectation because if we’d won that we could have been in with a shout of the play-offs.

“But on the whole this has been a terrific year for the club and the fans. And what a nice feeling it is not having to go into this game desperate for a result.

“But that doesn’t mean we’ll be taking it easy.

“I think the performance at Southampton on Monday showed that we haven’t taken our foot off the gas.

“And I expect the same tomorrow because this is another big game given the position in the league of Bournemouth.”

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