Hartlepool United boss: A chance to make amends

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HARTLEPOOL United boss Colin Cooper says tomorrow’s home game against Bury is a chance for his players to get dirgruntled fans back onside.

The match with the Shakers comes on the back of a 1-0 league defeat away to Stevenage last Saturday, and the midweek 6-2 humbling at the hands on Port Vale in the Capital One Cup.

Cooper (pictured) said: “I’m looking forward to stepping out for our first home game.

“Our supporters have always been very good, and the ones who took the trips to Stevenage and Port Vale, they’re the ones you feel sorry for, especially the ones at Port Vale the other night.

“If they turn up at the Vic tomorrow we owe them something back. For those who went to Port Vale, you can only say sorry for the way we conceded the goals.

“Now we have to roll our sleeves up, and try to put it right in the first available opportunity, which is at home.”

Following the clash with Bury, Pools face Dagenham and Redbrige at Victoria Park on Tuesday night, and Cooper wants to use the home advantage to gain some momentum.

He added: “We got two opportunities at home in four days, and hopefully we can take them and get our season off and running.”