Ronnie Moore: Wycombe turnaround can inspire Hartlepool

Ronnie's 'Great Escape' ringtone

Hartlepool boss Ronnie Moore wants to emulate Wycombe Wanderers in going from relegation survivors to promotion hopefuls in the space of 12 months.

Gareth Ainsworth's Chairboys avoided the drop on the final day of the 2013-14 season but made it to the League Two play-off final last season.

Pools avoided relegation last term, staying up by four points with just three losses in the final 11 games.

"It's possible, that's got to be our aim," Moore told BBC Look North.

He added: "The lads have to remember that feeling at the end of the season, can we have the same for different reasons?

Wycombe players celebrate scoring a goal in the League Two play-off final at Wembley
Wycombe went from relegation battles to Wembley within a year, although lost on penalties to Southend

"You look at Wycombe, they nearly went down the season before last and made it to the play-off final."

Moore has already begun work on the Pools squad, bringing in seven new arrivals although departures were also needed.

"Nine went, no disrespect to them but I needed the money, the finances to bring new people in," Moore said.

"I'm still looking for a couple more, a couple of wingers to allow us to change shape."

It is not just the playing squad where there have been changes at Hartlepool.

JPNG have taken over from former owners IOR Ltd, with chairman Gary Coxall stating his intent to bring success to Victoria Park.

"Gary's come in, has great plans in taking he club forward," Moore added.

"Hopefully it works out, it'll be mainly what we do on the pitch that will be the big thing so the pressure of being a manager never changes.

"If we get it right Gary's job will be easier."

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