IN-FORM Hartlepool United remain keen on adding to their squad but only if the opportunity to bring in "quality" presents itself.

Pools have made an impressive start to life in the National League and host AFC Fylde in Saturday evening's televised game (5.30pm kick-off) looking for their fourth win on the bounce.

There's a buzz in the squad after last week's come from behind victory at Southend, but Pools won't rest on their laurels and will further strengthen their ranks if possible.

With the transfer window not in operation in the National League, Hartlepool aren't in a race against time to get new signings through the door, so John Askey and his coaching team can continue to assess their options.

"Without speaking for anyone else, I don't think any manager in football is 100% happy with the squad," admitted coach Tony Sweeney to BBC Tees.

"If there's an opportunity to bring more players in of better quality every manager would say they're actively looking.

"The benefit we have - and it's one of the very few benefits of being in the National League - is that we're not tied in by the transfer window. As things are going now, we have 20 outfield players training today. It's not numbers we need but if someone become available who we thought could improve us or make a real impact, I'm sure the manager and chairman would look hard to make that deal happen.

"The lads have done really well so it's not a case of looking to replace them, but if we can add more quality to the group then why not."

Fylde have had an inconsistent start to the season after winning promotion back to the National League, picking up four points from their first four games.

Sweeney said: "They have some good players, some players who we're aware of who we've played against. They'll provide us with a test.

"We back ourselves against anyone in this league. If our attitude and application is right, we have the quality to hurt most teams, and Fylde will be no different but we'll respect what they bring. They'll be a threat and they've got goals in them. We'll be prepared but our players should be in a good place."