Ex-Hartlepool winger Jack ‘Marmite’ Compton signs for Yeovil Town

Jack Compton in action for Hartlepool United
Jack Compton in action for Hartlepool United
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Former Hartlepool United winger Jack Compton has signed for League Two rivals Yeovil Town.

The 26-year-old, who scored five goals in 61 appearances during his two-year spell in the North East, has signed a one-year deal after being released from Pools at the end of the season.

Compton was famously dubbed ‘marmite’ by Pools boss Ronnie Moore, who said fans either loved him or hated him due to his inconsistent form.

Compton said: “I can not wait to get going now. I have heard so many good things about the club.

“I had some other offers but after meeting with the gaffer and his staff, I knew Yeovil Town was the club I wanted to join.

“I would like to thank everyone at Hartlepool United, I had two great years at the club.”

I can not wait to get going now. I have heard so many good things about the club

Jack Compton

Yeovil manager Paul Sturrock said: “Jack is a out and out winger and they are vital in football these days. He will supply us with endless crosses into the box.

“I have watched him numerous times when I have been at other clubs and have always been tempted to sign him.”

A Pools spokesman added: “Everyone at Hartlepool United would like to wish Jack all the very best for the future.”

Meanwhile, Yeovil have also signed former Pools loanee Matty Dolan following his release from League One side Bradford City.

The Hartlepool-born midfielder has previously enjoyed a loan stint at Huish Park.

Pools play Yeovil on Saturday 26th September.