DONE DEAL: Hartlepool United sign Plymouth Argyle striker Marvin Morgan until end of the season

New Hartlepool United striker Marvin Morgan
New Hartlepool United striker Marvin Morgan
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MARVIN Morgan said it feels great to be “wanted” after joining Hartlepool United on loan until the end of the season.

Pools boss Ronnie Moore has been tracking the Plymouth Argyle forward since he came in as manager and made the near 800-mile round trip to watch him score twice for Argyle’s reserve side last week.

It comes as a welcome boost for Moore, who was already looking to add another striker to his squad before Rakish Bingham was recalled to Mansfield Town this morning.

And the Manchester-born hitman turned down the approaches of clubs in England and Scotland to sign-up for Pools.

Morgan said: “I’m very pleased, I am really happy.

“It helps when you have got a manager who travels half-way round the country to come and watch you play football.

“I think obviously every player from the lower levels to the higher levels wants to be wanted as a player and obviously Ronnie made that very clear.”

“I had a lot of options but I think this is the right option regardless of where is in the league.

“Hartlepool had a great result against Plymouth at the weekend and hopefully that is the start of something, maybe the ‘great escape’ as some people are calling it.

“But it is only seven points, that’s two games that we need the results to go our way.

“After the next three games, we could be out of the relegation zone.

“It is quite tight down there and it’s not looking as bad as it did when I first looked two or three weeks ago,” Morgan told the club’s website.

Morgan trained with his new team-mates in Durham on Monday morning and will now go straight in to contention for Saturday’s trip to Portsmouth in Sky Bet League Two.

The 31-year-old frontman wasn’t named in Plymouth’s match day squad on Saturday despite scoring twice for their reserves on his return from injury last week, a game Moore travelled down to Plymouth to watch.

Moore has been tracking Morgan, with 52 league goals to his name, since taking charge at The Vic.

The former Yeading, Woking, Aldershot and Shrewsbury striker has scored twice this season in 19 appearances for Plymouth.

But Morgan has made only five league starts for the Pilgrims this season and none since the first week of October.

His only league goal of the campaign came back on September 20 when he celebrated the birth of his son, Miles, by scoring the opener in a 2-0 victory over new club Pools.

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