THE OPPOSITION - Hartlepool United
HARTLEPOOL are brimming with confidence after winning their last three games, all of them away from home.
Now the challenge for manager Colin Cooper and his players is to improve on their dreadful results in front of their own fans at Victoria Park.
Pools have lost four of their five League Two home games this season, with the only win coming when they beat bottom-of-the-table Accrington Stanley 2-1 on September 14.
On their travels, though, Hartlepool have been outstanding of late.
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They had a 4-1 victory over Mansfield Town and beat Sheffield United 1-0 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy before beating Exeter City 3-0 last Saturday.
Cooper said: "The 150-odd fans are the lucky ones seeing us win like we did at Exeter, now when we get back to the Vic we have to give them something to cheer about, those 3,500-4,000 who come and watch us.
"We will be working to try to do that. We have back to back home games to come and we are expected to force the game.
"We want to give them all something to smile about and turn around the home form and replicate the away form there."
Cooper, who was appointed as Hartlepool boss in May, added: "I feel there is a confidence in the camp right now and we have to guard against any complacency."