Hartlepool: Sam Collins unsure of Ronnie Moore return date

Hartlepool United assistant Sam Collins
Sam Collins took charge of Pools' trip to Fleetwood which ended in a 1-0 victory

Assistant manager Sam Collins says he has no idea if he is preparing Hartlepool United for Saturday's trip to York City, with boss Ronnie Moore in Spain with his ill daughter.

Collins took charge of Pools' 1-0 League Cup win at Fleetwood Town on Tuesday in Moore's absence.

Billy Paynter's winner maintained Hartlepool's 100% start to the season.

"It's been not a nice few days but that win is for Ronnie and his family," Collins told BBC Tees.

"I'm sure he'll be really pleased, we'll see how Charlotte is for Saturday and hopefully she'll be feeling a lot better."

Rakish Bingham's pace and Paynter's hold-up play helped Hartlepool to execute a counter-attacking style that outfoxed their League One opponents.

The victory was the club's first in the competition since a 2-0 win against Sheffield United in August 2010.

Collins added: "We played a brave formation really, sticking with a 4-3-3 we wanted our forwards to go up against their three centre-halves.

"The most pleasing thing was how hard the three up front worked defensively for the team. That's massive for us."

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