Hartlepool United defender Myles Anderson returns to club following Aldershot Town loan and will be available for Eastleigh match

Myles Anderson returned to training at Hartlepool United this morning following his month long loan at National League side Aldershot Town.

Monday, 6th January 2020, 8:54 am
Myles Anderson of Hartlepool United during the Vanarama National League match between Notts County and Hartlepool United at Meadow Lane, Nottingham on Saturday 2nd November 2019. (Credit: Jon Hobley | MI News)
Myles Anderson of Hartlepool United during the Vanarama National League match between Notts County and Hartlepool United at Meadow Lane, Nottingham on Saturday 2nd November 2019. (Credit: Jon Hobley | MI News)

The decision to loan out Anderson while Pools were struggling defensively was met with a mixed reception from fans at the time.

Over the past month, Aldershot have managed to rise above Pools in the National League table following a solid run over Christmas despite Anderson’s limited involvement for Danny Searle’s side.

The former Chester defender hasn’t featured for The Shots since their 5-1 FA Trophy defeat at Torquay United on December 14.

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Pools have gone on to concede 19 goals in the 10 games since loaning out the 29 year-old centre-back while also acquiring veteran defender Gary Liddle on loan from Walsall.

It’s unclear whether Anderson remains part of Dave Challinor’s plans in the long run though the Hartlepool manager insisted that fair opportunities will be given.

“Myles is back with us Monday and ultimately, I’ve spoken to him and everyone will get an opportunity,” he said.

“Some opportunities will come in games, some will come in turning up in training every day and putting yourself in our plans which is what he falls into.

“If he comes back and can force his way back into the team then so be it but that’s down to him as it is with all the players. He’s available on Tuesday for us against Eastleigh but we need to look at where we are in terms of the players we have available.”