Hartlepool Utd boss hails ‘special’ Poole after Rochdale win

GOALDEN WONDER: James Poole
GOALDEN WONDER: James Poole
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MICK Wadsworth hailed the “special” talent of James Poole after his match-winning brace at Rochdale – but the boss still wants to see more from the youngster.

The 21-year-old came from the bench to bag a stunning double and seal Saturday’s 3-1 win at Rochdale – Pools’ maiden victory of the campaign.

First he guided a sublime volley into the top corner on 47 minutes before bursting clear and clipping home a second two minutes from time.

And Wadsworth was thrilled with Poole’s second-half intervention.

“They were two fabulous goals and they were a Godsend because goals change games,” he told SportMail, having sent on his supersub as a 38th-minute replacement for the injured Colin Nish with the score at 1-1.

“I’d like him to get a tap-in one of these days!

“But he’s a very good finisher and has got a superb left foot.

“When he gets free of defenders you always fancy him, we see that every day in training.

“He’s unerring with his left foot and his contribution on Saturday was excellent.

“It’s won the game for us and credit to him.”

Full story in Monday’s Mail