On-loan full-back Sean McGinty insists Tranmere will keep fighting in their search for a play-off place in League One.
Rovers boss Ronnie Moore said they must win all of their remaining three games in the wake of last weekend's defeat to Doncaster to stand any chance, and McGinty agrees.
"Most of the boys have been fighting for their lives all season. I have just come in and I needed to get straight into that mentality. It is a difficult ask and I think we will all give it our best," the Manchester United youngster told Wirral News.
"We can still do it. Obviously we need other teams to lose but we can bounce back against Hartlepool and keep fighting to the end.
"It is a shame we lost the points at Doncaster but all the lads are still positive. Bring on Hartlepool.
"There are nine points still up for grabs and sixth place will do us. It would be a great achievement to get there."