Hartlepool United boss Ronnie Moore wants Championship midfielder

Brad Walker: Substituted at half-time

Brad Walker: Substituted at half-time

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Ronnie Moore is hoping to sign a Championship midfielder in time for Hartlepool United’s League Two trip to Wimbledon.

Moore has spoken to the manager of a Sky Bet Championship side and is hopeful of signing a central player on a month’s loan – subject to the unnamed club’s chairman agreeing to it.

I’ve been trying yesterday to get a lad in from the Championship, I’m still waiting and hopeful that we can get him in.

RONNIE MOORE

The Pools boss was unhappy with his side’s 2-1 defeat to Crawley Town last week and wants a new player in the midfield area, though getting the right one has proven difficult.

“People are probably fed up hearing what we are trying to do,” said Moore. “But it’s as hard as it’s ever been to bring an experienced guy in.

“There are hundreds of young and inexperienced kids out there, but the physicality won’t match what’s needed in League Two, because they are used to pretty tippy-tappy football.

“At 5ft 8in, 5ft 9in, they would come here and get smashed

“We are trying to get more experience in there.

“I’ve been trying yesterday to get a lad in from the Championship, I’m still waiting and hopeful that we can get him in.

“He’s got a presence, he’s a 6ft 4in centre-midfielder.

“At this moment, we are still waiting. We’re in the lap of the gods with their chairman saying yes at what we can afford.”

Last week, Pools started with Nicky Featherstone and Brad Walker in the middle with Michael woods coming on at half-time for Walker.