Sunderland striker the final loan signing for Hartlepool Utd

Ryan Noble runs down the Pools right side against Oldham Athletic. Picture by FRANK REID

Ryan Noble runs down the Pools right side against Oldham Athletic. Picture by FRANK REID

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NEALE Cooper believes Ryan Noble will be a “right good player” for Hartlepool United – but admits he’ll be the final signing of the the current window.

The “emergency loan” deadline closes this evening and, despite talk of “three or four” arrivals, Cooper has only been able to add Noble, as well as the injured Samuel Adjei, to his ranks.

The 20-year-old was thrown his Pools debut within hours of penning a six-week deal which keeps him at the Vic until the end of the season.

And the Sunderland youngster caught the eye during Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat at home to Oldham Athletic.

So much so, Cooper is backing Noble to make a major impact during his temporary stay.

“The crowd took to him straight away and he could be a right good player for us in the next six weeks,” the Scot told SportMail today as preparations continued for Saturday’s trip to Yeovil Town.

“It took him the first five minutes to find his feet but after that I thought he was terrific.

“He only met the boys on Tuesday, but I like his character. He’s got a nice nature and the boys will like him.

“I spoke to him before the game and he’s a confident lad, he told me he was desperate to get a couple of goals.

“On another night I’m sure he would have done that because he got himself a couple of good chances.

“But he needs support because he was the only threat.”

Full story in Thursday’s Mail