Hartlepool boss Neale Cooper would love to find himself a new Mark Tinkler, he admits

Mark Tinkler had the creativity Neale Cooper would love to find in his current team.

Mark Tinkler had the creativity Neale Cooper would love to find in his current team.

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NEALE Cooper is looking to the past in a bid to build a better Hartlepool United for the future.

The Pools boss admits that a chance meeting with former midfield schemer Mark Tinkler made him realise exactly what his side has been missing.

And, had it not been for Tinkler’s grey hair, Cooper says he might have tried to re-sign one of his old favourites!

But, on a serious note, the Scot is desperate to add some invention to the middle of the park having seen Pools struggle for both goals and chances in recent months.

Indeed, you have to go back 12 matches to find the last time they scored more than once in a game.

Read more in today’s Sportmail.