Hartlepool captain Ritchie Humphreys feels his side are not getting the rewards for the performances they have put in so far this season.
The north-east side are still searching for their first home league win of the campaign and have managed only five points from six games.
Speaking to the Hartlepool Mail, Humphreys said: "It's a habit you don't want to get into. We played well at MK Dons and again on Saturday but got no return from it. "
The former Sheffield Wednesday player is adamant things need to change if they are to start moving up the table.
He added: "We've been putting good performances in but we all know it's points on the board you need."