Ahead of their behind closed doors friendly against Sunderland on Monday afternoon, Hartlepool had netted 25 goals in seven pre-season matches.

Saturday’s 3-0 win over Macclesfield Town saw midfielder Nicky Featherstone and defender Michael Raynes become the 12th and 13th different scorers for Pools ahead of the new National League season. Summer signing Gime Toure also found the net after missing an early penalty.

“Gime is frustrating at times, but he has great feet, can be dynamic and explosive,” said Hignett.

“He won the penalty himself so I have no problem with him taking it. To then miss the target like he did he would have been feeling it because Gime is quite hard on himself.”

Read more: https://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/sport/football/craig-hignett-doesnt-believe-a-20-goal-striker-is-essential-to-hartlepool-united-after-more-goals-from-midfield-and-defence-487030

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