Hartlepool United’s Swedish trialist and former Newcastle United player Samuel Adjei scores in 2-0 reserve win over Hull City

Samuel Adjei and Daniel Emerton of Hull City in last night's 2-0 win for Pools. Photo: Hull Daily Mail.

Samuel Adjei and Daniel Emerton of Hull City in last night's 2-0 win for Pools. Photo: Hull Daily Mail.

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SWEDISH trialist Samuel Adjei strengthened his claims for a deal at Victoria Park after scoring during a man-of-the-match display for Hartlepool United reserves.

The 20-year-old, who has been training at Pools for three weeks, was the stand-out performer for Micky Barron’s second-string at Hull City and broke the deadlock not long after half-time with a smart finish from Nathan Buddle’s centre.

Paul Johnson was the scorer of the second as he rose to power home Nathan Luscombe’s corner-kick, and Barron admits it was a strong team effort.

“It was excellent,” he sounded, “It’s the best performance we have seen all season.”

Read Craig Hope’s full match report, plus all the latest on the Nolberto Solano no-show, in today’s Sportmail.