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By Sam Elliott

Woking may think they’re not getting the recognition they should be, but that is sure to change if they head home from Hartlepool United with three points in their back pocket.

Resurgent Pools have won three games in a row for the first time in quite a while.

A change in system and adjustment of approach means there is no better time for the BT Sport cameras to come to town. There's an early season party going on this Saturday night.

Craig Hignett says there is a new found belief in his squad after they recovered from a slow start to the new campaign.

But Woking have had that since the very first kick - and want to show the world they’re up there on merit.

Alan Dowson’s right hand man Ian Dyer said after Tuesday’s draw with Torquay United that his players aren’t getting credit they should be.

He thinks everyone will sit up and take notice if they can do the business in the North East, kick-off 7.30pm.

“We are still very much going under the radar and maybe we don’t get the credit we deserve,” he told the club’s video service.

“Hopefully we can go there and the boys will put in a performance and show what we’re where we should be. We’re in a good spell at the moment but they are an ex-Football League club - I’m sure they will be favourites and we will go in as underdogs again but we have got to go there and perform.

“It’s always great to be covered nationally - it’s a great chance to show a lot of people what we’re all about.”

Dyer thinks the fact they felt deflated by just taking a point against Torquay in midweek speaks volumes.

“It was one of those points which felt like a defeat - a point doesn’t look like a bad result on paper, but we were caught by a sloppy goal," he added.

“Tuesday perhaps underlined what this league is all about. If you make a mistake you will be punished. The fact we are disappointed to only came away with a point perhaps says a lot about us at the moment.”

Hignett, pictured above, has been rightly impressed by Pools’ last few outings, excellent wins at Barrow and Torquay and at home to Wrexham.

But Woking will present a different challenge as the hosts look to climb into a promotion position, currently being kept out only by goal difference.

“We’re not going to get carried away because it’s still early in the season,” he said. “We’ve moved up the table quite well and it makes for better reading, that’s for sure!

“But that’s gone now – we’ve had three great games, three great performances but now we’ve got another big game against Woking on Saturday night.

“We just need to go out week in, week out with the same mentality to be hard to play against and be hard to beat. We’ve changed the system and it has worked.

“I know that we’ve got quality going forward. We’ve got pace, we’ve got height and we’ve got power – all the things we probably didn’t have last year.

“We’re also managing games better. Now we’re now doing the nasty bits, too.”

Pictures by David Holmes and Mark Fletcher

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