Hartlepool United hopeful of completing Romoney Crichlow-Noble move from Huddersfield Town

Hartlepool United manager Craig Hignett is hoping to secure a loan move for Huddersfield Town left-back Romoney Crichlow-Noble ahead of the National League season opener on August 3.

Monday, 29th July 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Sunday, 28th July 2019, 14:02 pm
Romoney Crichlow-Noble in action for Hartlepool United in pre-season. Picture by Frank Reid

The 20-year-old put in another solid display as he played the full 90-minutes in the 3-0 win against Macclesfield Town at the Super 6 Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Crichlow-Noble has been training at Hartlepool for the past two weeks and also featured in the friendly defeat at York City and 4-2 win at home to Sheffield United under-23s.

In comparison to other areas, Pools are currently very limited in the left-back position with Mark Kitching their only natural option. So Hignett is understandably keen to strengthen with the signing of the Huddersfield defender.

“We’ve had a chat with Huddersfield, hopefully we can get something sorted, so we can keep him,” revealed the Hartlepool manager.

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“When we loan players, we have to be bringing people in who will make a difference and improve the team.

“I think he’s been excellent since he came in.”

The loan move would potentially be for a full season though a common tactic from parent clubs with young players is to offer a shorter term or half-season loan with a view to an extension.

Hignett has previously stated that United are looking into a partnership with Huddersfield as the likes of Newcastle United, Sunderland and Middlesbrough haven’t been particularly forthcoming with loan players in recent seasons – though there is still hope that will change.