Barnet boss reveals why he was so desperate to land Hartlepool United goalkeeper

Barnet boss Darren Currie has revealed his delight at landing top target Scott Loach.

Sunday, 16th June 2019, 4:26 pm
Scott Loach.
Scott Loach.

The former Hartlepool United No 1 will become a Barnet player on July 1 and Currie has revealed why he was so keen to bring him in.

He said: “He had one or two options in the league but thankfully he's chosen us.

"We've had a number of conversations over recent weeks and he feels this is the right place for him to play.

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"He comes in with a wealth of experience, he's a good size and brings one or two things that I felt we needed in terms of how we will organise the back four."

A Pools statement added: “The 31-year-old – who was voted as the Players’ Player of the Year last term – will officially join Barnet when his Pools deal expires at the end of June.

“Everyone at Hartlepool United would like to thank Scott for his services and wish him every success for the future.”

Meanwhile, betting company Paddy Power have released their odds for the upcoming season.

Notts County - at 13/2 on - are firm favourites to claim the 2019/20 National League title.

With odds of 25/1, Pools rank as 16th-placed outsiders, but are 12/1 to win promotion.

And according to Paddy Power, Poolies may have to endure a relegation-threatened campaign with odds of 3/1 on Hartlepool to go down.

Aldershot (4/6), Maidenhead United (6/4) and Boreham Wood (13/8) are fancied as the most likely to suffer relegation this season.