Hartlepool United hopeful of securing loan move for defender Timi Odusina from Norwich City

Hartlepool United are hoping to secure another defensive addition ahead of Saturday’s match against Stockport County with Norwich City defender Timi Odusina believed to be close to agreeing a loan deal.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 2:42 pm
AFC Flyde players Alex Reid (L) and Timi Odusina celebrate at the end of the FA Trophy Final match between Leyton Orient and AFC Fylde at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Odusina spent the second half of last season on loan at AFC Fylde under Challinor as he helped the Coasters reach the National League play-off final and win the FA Trophy at Wembley Stadium.

The 20-year-old returned to Norwich in the summer but has since been limited to under-23s squad appearances for the Canaries.

Pools secured the loan signing of defender Macauley Southam-Hales on Thursday and are expected to bolster their back-line with another defensive addition.

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Odusina could potentially be Pools’ next arrival though Challinor is keeping his options open as he said: “Hopefully we’ll have one more to add to Macauley today.

“If that all goes through it will hopefully be another defender.”