MICKY Barron has vowed to stamp his own mark on Hartlepool United, sending his players into tomorrow’s clash with Colchester United with one clear message – “attack, attack, attack”.
The caretaker boss is mindful that the visit of The U’s could be his last in temporary charge of the club.
But, regardless of his future, Barron is desperate to be the man who presides over the culmination of Pools’ seven-game losing run on home soil, admitting he’ll roll out his own brand of attacking football in a bid to achieve a much-needed victory.
“A lot of people expect me to defend and play boring football because I was a defender, but I don’t know where they get that idea from,” he said.
“Mick (Wadsworth) had his style, Danny Wilson had his style and I’ve got to come up with my own.
“I like teams to score goals and the only way to do that is by being positive.
“Mick’s gone and it’s a new start – whether it’s one game for me or more we don’t know.
“But that doesn’t matter – we need a win.
“We need that to give the fans a lift and to get the players back to enjoying playing at home.”
The seven straight home defeats was a shattering sequence of results which ultimately led to the departure of first-team coach Wadsworth.
Barron admits he might have done things differently during that stretch – and now he has his chance.
“I think all coaches would have slight differences in what they’d do,” he went on.
“Hopefully tomorrow we’ll try to do things a little bit differently because we’ve got to try and change something to win a game and score some goals.”
Barron will be without suspended defender Peter Hartley, who picked up his fifth booking of the season during the defeat at Brentford, and Stephen Wright is struggling to be fit with an Achilles problem.
The 36-year-old explained: “We’ll monitor Stephen today and see how he is after that.”