New striker Rakish Bingham reveals why he signed for Hartlepool United

Hartlepool United (2) V Cheltenham Town (0). Rakish Bingham celebrates his second half goal.
Hartlepool United (2) V Cheltenham Town (0). Rakish Bingham celebrates his second half goal.

RAKISH Bingham has revealed the ‘Ronnie Moore Factor’ was the reason behind him signing a permanent contract at Hartlepool United.

Moore is a big fan of the 21-year-old striker and he quickly swooped to tie down the former loanee after his release from Mansfield Town yesterday.

Ronnie Moore being the manager was a big factor in me signing here.

Rakish Bingham, Pools striker

Bingham had a medical before agreeing terms at Victoria Park and Moore is looking forward to him hitting the goal trail after a promising loan spell last season.

Moore has had to be patient but was quick to secure his first summer signing following his release.

And the former Wigan youth has revealed why he didn’t hesitate in rejoining Sky Bet League Two Pools.

Bingham told SportMail: “Ronnie Moore being the manager was a big factor in me signing here.

“He showed a lot of faith in me last season, to bring me to the club, and when I needed a bit of backing he put me straight in the team.

“That big push helped me a lot and I really enjoy working under him.

“I am happy to have got my future sorted out so quickly and I just can’t wait to get started.

“I really enjoyed my first spell and I was made to feel very welcome.

“I know what I am capable of and I am looking forward to showing the Pools fans on a regular basis.”

Pacy Bingham scored once in a five game spell in January before his parent club panicked and recalled him over fears his performances were helping drag them into a relegation battle.

Bingham added: “It was frustrating being recalled because I was on a high here, helping the team and gaining points.

“That gave me a lot of confidence that I can perform at this level and I didn’t want it to end but I was recalled.

“I had to listen to my gut and this is something that I wanted to do,” added Bingham.

The length of his contract has not been released by Pools.

A delighted Moore, who is targeting several more signings, said: “When he was here during last season he did really well and we missed his pace when he went back.

“He gives us an out, he is always a threat and hopefully there will be plenty more goals to come from him as well.

“He just needs an arm around him. He has spent too much time on the bench at Mansfield and now it is up to myself and Sam [Collins] to get out of him what we think he’s got in there.”

Meanwhile, former Pools target Michael Raynes has signed for League Two rivals Carlisle United.

The 27-year-old centre back, who Moore had tried to sign in January, was released by Mansfield and Keith Curle has signed him on a one-year deal.