The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Joshua Richards

HARTLE­POOL boss Ron­nie Moore ad­mits he is mys­ti­fied by his strike-force’s fail­ure to score goals this sea­son.

With Scott Fen­wick ruled out with an an­kle in­jury, Moore will be re­ly­ing on Mar­lon Hare­wood, Marvin Mor­gan and Ryan Bird up front for the next fort­night.

And the 62-year-old has called on his strik­ers to step up and ful­fil their po­ten­tial.

“We look at Hare­wood and Mor­gan and you’d think – the size of them – they would have an un­der­stand­ing, but it hasn’t worked,” he said.

“Mor­gan with Bird doesn’t seem to work, we’ve not got that nat­u­ral scorer with­out Scotty and he could play with any of them.

“Get­ting a com­bi­na­tion out of the big ones is hard.

“When I went to Ply­mouth to watch Mor­gan play for their re­serves and he scored, he was fan­tas­tic.

“He re­ally put him­self about and we had to dive in and get him. I was made up – on the phone all the way home to the mis­sus I was made up, I said ‘I’ve got a striker who can score’.

“But right now, for what­ever rea­son, he isn’t. He needs to pro­duce what he is ca­pa­ble of do­ing.

“It’s im­por­tant that one of them starts find­ing the net.”

OFF TAR­GET: Marvin Mor­gan

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