Hartlepool United manager discusses outgoings following Myles Anderson loan to Aldershot Town with another expected

Hartlepool United manager Dave Challinor is expecting another player to follow Myles Anderson out on loan this week.

Thursday, 28th November 2019, 12:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th November 2019, 2:42 pm
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)

Pools loaned the 29-year-old defender out to Aldershot Town earlier this week on a short-term move until January.

Another player is expected to follow.

Niko Muir has recently been offered out on loan and is expected to follow Anderson for a short term spell - though Challinor was remaining tight lipped regarding the identity of the player expected to leave this week.

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“Fingers crossed we will get another player out today which will allow him to get some minutes for us,” said the Pools boss.

“The loans are based around being able to look at them in a game environment so that they come back and fight to get into the first team.”

The decision to loan out Anderson to a rival National League side was not warmly received by Pools fans given the fact that the side have gone six matches without keeping a clean sheet.

“In terms of where we’re at we’re heavy in terms of the squad and we’ve got players who aren’t getting into the 16 so Myles has played half a game all season and has been out for a long time with a concussion from the game against Chorley,” Challinor explained.

“What we can’t do is carry too many players without having a proper games programme or reserve team in place.

“We’ve got the Durham senior cup game on Tuesday but aside from that we need players getting out there and getting minutes.

“This time of year between now and January there’s a massive amount of games in a small space of time so Myles has gone out and we’ll re-assess where we’re at in January because it will get him match fit with lots of minutes.”

Challinor also admitted getting players out on loan will give him the option to bring some new faces in.

“We need to give ourselves more options and different options,” he added.

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“It’s not just about getting more players in it’s getting the right players in that will improve the side.”

Jurgen Klopp's side face a fixture pile-up over the festive period, having just begun a spell of 14 matches in 43 days up to and including their entry into the FA Cup in the first week of January.

That run of games includes a Carabao Cup quarter-final clash with Aston Villa just 24 hours before their scheduled Club World Cup semi-final.

Liverpool, who are currently leading the Premier League, last featured in the Club World Cup in 2005 where they made the final but lost 1-0 to Sao Paulo.

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"Along with the FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championship, FA Cup, Premier League on Match of the Day and Women's Super League, this competition is a fantastic addition to the BBC's football portfolio."