Pirelli Stadium

Next Game

Burton Alb v Hartlepool

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet League 2

Last Game

Hartlepool 1 - 2 Chesterfld

Saturday, 12 April 2014, 15:07

Sky Bet League 2

Hughes wants positive mindset

Hartlepool manager John Hughes admits his struggling side need a change in mentality.

Last Updated: 01/04/13 at 20:29

John Hughes: Questioning his side's attitude

John Hughes: Questioning his side's attitude

Max Ehmer's 76th-minute goal condemned Pools to a 1-0 defeat at Stevenage and leaves them eight points adrift of safety with four games left.

Hughes said: "It's the story of our season, we'll play well and get all the plaudits but we will concede and we have not got the steely determination to keep a clean sheet and play.

"That's not having a go at the players, but is that the mindset? If it is we will have to change the mindset as I really feel for the boys.

"When teams are on a winning run it seems to go in for them, but these things are going against us, in all your great sportsmen you see a real willingness and self-belief.

"Maybe that comes with winning, so if we can bring that to the club and turn up and play with that confidence then I'm sure we will score goals.

"I thought we were the better footballing side, but it is the same old story, we cannot get the ball over that white line. I felt we controlled the game and passed it well, but it's just the final third."

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: John Terry close to agreeing new Chelsea deal

John Terry will hopefully agree terms on a new contract in the next two weeks, says Chelsea coach Steve Holland.

Cardiff City: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defends Aron Gunnarsson over leak

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended Aron Gunnarsson over allegations he leaked details of the Cardiff starting XI.

Liverpool dominate PFA shortlists

Liverpool's Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge have all been nominated for the PFA's Player of the Year award.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property