Hartlepool United’s Mick Wadsworth unlikely to enter transfer market

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MICK Wadsworth is unlikely to enter into the loan transfer market before it closes for the season in two weeks.

The deadline for loan deals passes on March 15, after which only emergency moves, usually involving goalkeepers, will be sanctioned.

Pools extended the stay of Newcastle United forward Ryan Donaldson last month, meaning he will remain at Victoria Park for another three weeks and possibly beyond should the clubs agree a further extension.

And, barring an injury crisis, Wadsworth will keep faith with his current set of players.

“I wouldn’t think we’ll be doing any business,” he told SportMail.

“We’ve got a busy period ahead but we’ve managed to get through a similar spell okay and we’re in a decent position.

“We haven’t got lots of options, we know that, but the lads we have got are a cracking bunch and they’ve shown they can come back from that disappointing run after the new year.”

Meanwhile, Pools will give 45 minutes to striker Adam Boyd when their reserves take on Middlesbrough at Billingham Synthonia’s Central Avenue this afternoon (kick off 2pm).

Also expected to feature are Fabian Yantorno, Michael Mackay, Denis Behan and Armann Bjornsson.

And Wadsworth said: “Boydy actually asked to play, which is good.

“But because he could still be involved with the first team at the weekend we’ll probably just give him a half.

Again, though, this is a chance to give players a vital run out and keep their match sharpness up as best we can.”