Pools boss Cooper interested in old boys

WANTING TO DO SOME BUSINESS: Hartlepool United manager Neale Cooper at the launch of the 2012-13 season tickets . Picture by FRANK REID
WANTING TO DO SOME BUSINESS: Hartlepool United manager Neale Cooper at the launch of the 2012-13 season tickets . Picture by FRANK REID
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NEALE Cooper admits he is interested in bringing former stars Tommy Miller and Steve Howard back to Victoria Park.

However, the Pools boss does not expect any immediate movement in the transfer market.

Cooper is currently enjoying a well-earned break in Portugal but will return next week to press ahead with his summer recruitment plans.

Miller, too, is also on holiday at present following his involvement in Huddersfield Town’s successful play-off campaign.

The 33-year-old was released by The Terriers despite playing a key role in their promotion to the Championship, and he has already told SportMail that he would welcome an approach from Pools.

Contact has been made and discussions could take place in the next fortnight.

Howard, too, is a free agent following his release from Leicester City, and he is right at the summit of Pools’ wish list.

And Cooper told us today: “Both (Miller and Howard) are players I like.

“He (Howard) is the type of player I would love to get to this club.

“I can’t say too much more at the moment and it’s a bit of a quiet time to be honest.

“A lot of players are on holiday and a lot of contracts don’t expire until the end of the month.

“If you look around there’s not a lot of movement anywhere really.

“We have spoken to a lot of players already and we’ll have to see what comes from that.”

SEE Monday’s Hartlepool Mail for full story.