HARTLEPOOL United boss John Askey is refusing to get carried away despite seeing his side continue their superb start to the season by charging to the top of the National League table.

Pools moved to the summit after a 3-1 win over Fylde on Saturday night, just hours after Askey had put pen to paper on a new contract, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2026.

Chairman Raj Singh wanted to ease any fears of Hartlepool supporters that they would lose Askey after his impressive work at the Suit Direct Stadium, but the manager says he wouldn't entertain the idea of leaving Pools and was delighted to commit his future to the club, despite the ongoing takeover uncertainty.

"I was flattered to be offered a contract so early. I've only been here a few months, but it's nice and hopefully it gives the club some stability," said Askey.

"If we keep winning games hopefully it will be an enjoyable time.

"The chairman from my point of view has always tried to be there and help. That (takeover) was never a concern for me. The main reason for signing is the support I've had, the supporters have been fantastic and I think we've got a good team.

"Why would I think of going anywhere else, not that I've been offered anything. It's a privilege to be at the football club."

Pools made it four wins on the bounce in the National League courtesy of their victory over Fylde and now face their toughest test of the campaign so far when they travel to Chesterfield on Monday (3pm).

"It's still early days so we don't have to think about being top," said Askey.

"It's only fives game in, being top of the league means nothing at the moment, but it's a good start which gives everybody confidence.

"We move onto the next one, it will be a tough game but it will be another good indicator of where we are.

"Chesterfield are probably the biggest club in the league. If we can keep putting the effort in that we're doing we've got a chance."