MICKY Barron admits he’ll need time to stamp his mark on the Hartlepool United side – but the caretaker coach refuses to budge from his attacking philosophy.
The 36-year-old has presided over two matches since Mick Wadsworth’s departure, both times adopting an offensive 4-3-3 approach.
But on both occasions lost, most recently during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat against Colchester United, an eighth on the spin at Victoria Park.
Barron, although not admitting as much on the record, is believed to fancy making his temporary tenure a permanent one
The former Pools favourite admits he’ll continue to implement his own ideas in the hope of sparking an upturn in fortune.
“For however long I’m in charge I’ll try to be positive in training and in the attitude towards games,” he said.
“I said to the players after Saturday, we will just have to get back to work this week and work hard – my attitude won’t change, I will be bright and positive and I’ll expect them to be the same.”
Pools managerial search gathered a little bit of pace this week with chairman Ken Hodcroft sitting down to evaluate the 60-plus applications.
An appointment, however, might not be made until the New Year, meaning Barron could yet take charge of the festive trips to Oldham Athletic and Sheffield United as well as the visit of Scunthorpe United on January 2.
It’s the desperate home form which the current coach is determined to improve, at least for the sake of the club’s supporters.
“We have to have a go (attacking) when we’re at home because we have to give the fans something to cheer about,” he said.