SAFC loanee Ryan Noble insists he’ll bring Pools goal drought to an end

Ryan Noble runs at the Oldham defence. Picture by FRANK REID
Ryan Noble runs at the Oldham defence. Picture by FRANK REID

RYAN Noble has been thrust into a Hartlepool United side without a goal in nearly seven hours – but the loan signing today bullishly declared: “I’ll bring that drought to an end”.

The 20-year-old only completed his move from northern neighbours Sunderland yesterday afternoon and was handed an immediate debut for last night’s visit of Oldham Athletic.

And Noble was Pools’ chief threat as twice he went close to cancelling out the early opener of former Black Cats team-mate Jean-Yves M’voto.

That goal was to prove enough for the Latics as Neale Cooper’s men sampled a home defeat for the first time since January 2.

Noble was frustrated that his Pools bow ended without both a goal and a win, but the England youth international insists the scoreless streak will not be allowed to continue.

“I came here to score goals and to miss a couple of chances is hard to take because that’s my game, that’s my job,” he told SportMail.

“I thought I did well overall but that counts for nothing because the team got beat and I’m not happy about that.

“I’ve come here to score and not to do that on my debut is disappointing – I’ll be thinking about that over the next couple of days.

“I’ll prove that I’m the man to stop this talk of five, six hours without a goal.”