Mick Wadsworth grateful for Hartlepool fans patience

Mick Wadsworth
Wadsworth's recorded one win in six games during October

Hartlepool United head coach Mick Wadsworth has thanked supporters for their patience after the club recorded just one win in six during October.

Pools were unbeaten in the league prior to facing Notts County at the beginning of last month, but picked up only a further three points from 18.

"The fans have been fantastic," Wadsworth told BBC Tees.

"Even last Saturday [a 4-0 home defeat by Charlton] they were generous in their support and their patience."

He added: "You get the odd comment, and that's rightly so, I wouldn't expect anything less.

"We've got to get back to where we were, what we were doing, back to basics and work really hard to turn around this poor spell that we're having."

Meanwhile away from league matters, Pools were paired with fellow League One side Stevenage in the FA Cup first round proper.

Wadsworth's side picked up a 2-2 league draw at Broadhall Way in August.

"I'm happy we've got a home draw. It gives us a chance to get to the next round and it's chance we need to take," he said.

"Whoever you draw you can't whine about it and say we're unlucky or lucky. It is as it is, it's a home draw.

"We had a good game down there against them, a game I felt we threw points away in as we were 2-0 up.

"They are a difficult team to play against but it does give us a good chance of getting to the next round."