Nish’s move to Hartlepool United from Hibs comes at ‘perfect time’

Colin Nish with Hartlepool United manager Mick Wadsworth. Picture By FRANK REID
Colin Nish with Hartlepool United manager Mick Wadsworth. Picture By FRANK REID

COLIN Nish believes his move to Hartlepool United has come at the “perfect time” – for him and the club.

The 30-year-old Scotsman yesterday became first-team coach Mick Wadsworth’s fourth summer capture after midfielders Nathan Luscombe and Nolberto Solano and forward James Poole.

Wadsworth will hope Nish’s goals and physical presence will help transform Pools from League One pretenders to play-off contenders.

Nish, who was released by Scottish Premier League side Hibernian at the end of last season, has spent his entire in Scotland and left Easter Road with a healthy goals per game ratio.

The forward from Musselburgh, just east of Edinburgh, admits he had other options but said he is relishing the switch south of the border and to a very competitive League One.

“Playing in England has always been something which has been in the back of my mind,” he told SportMail.

“My contract ended at Hibs and I was free to move on and I think this is the perfect time for me to come here.

“Hartlepool got in touch with my agent a wee while back and I met with Mick and [chief executive] Russ Green.

“I have not seen the team but from the meeting I was impressed about the club.

“I had a good feeling about this place from our talks and I signed yesterday.

“It’s a good club who are looking to do well and location-wise it’s good for me, it’s not that far away from where I’m from.

“Coming to play in England is going to be a new experience for me but I’m delighted with the move.”

Full story in Tuesday’s Mail