CRAIG HIGNETT wants his Hartlepool United side to attack, but accepts after conceding four goals at Fylde last night, it cannot be all about getting at teams.

Pools went down to their first away defeat since Hignett took charge, twice coming from behind to level only to ship two more goals.

They have shipped ten goals in their last four games, while scoring eight themselves.

And Hignett, after a game played in appalling conditions, told BBC Tees: “We have conceded some freak goals, take them out of it and we matched them. I know the characters in the dressing room. But we can’t concede goals like we have been in the last few weeks and rely on the front lads to score three every week.

“At the club we have players who want to get on the ball, get past their man and create. We have a really good, young bunch and they will improve. We need to add some experience to help them along the way too and we are looking at that.

“There needs to be a happy medium, I want to attack teams and score goals, but I’m not naïve enough not to worry about the back. We have a back line tonight of lads who haven’t played with each other.

“We changed system tonight and we do look dangerous playing like that, but we need to be balanced and it will come with lads working with each other all the time.’’

Pools went behind in the first minute when the prolific Danny Rowe netted a low shot from distance and could soon have been two behind, but Jordan Tunnicliffe missed a sitter.

They levelled on 46 minutes, with a 30-yard strike from Ryan Donaldson, but soon conceded a second when Fraser Kerr touched a cross into his own net.

A second equaliser followed when Josh Hawkes corner swung straight into the net.

But a third home goal saw a wild deflection spin up for Rowe to head home and the four arrived late as Walters netted.

Pools: Loach, Kioso (Noble 86), Kerr, Edgar, Anderson, Featherstone, Donaldson, Molyneux, Hawkes, James, Kabamba. Subs (not used): Kitching, Amos, Hawkins, Muir.