Hartlepool United new arrival Aidan Keena reveals Dave Challinor's simple message upon signing

Aidan Keena is hoping to make his Hartlepool United debut at Yeovil Town this weekend as he awaits news of his international clearance.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 11:22 am
Aidan Keena celebrates scoring for Hearts. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The 20-year-old striker signed from Scottish Premiership Hearts last week and therefore required international clearance in order to play in the National League.

The process can take up to two weeks, particularly during the busy transfer window period though Pools hope to have everything ratified before their trip to Huish Park.

Dave Challinor was keen to bolster his attacking options given the suspension of top scorer Gime Toure and injury to Luke James.

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And the United manager’s message to his new signing was a simple one as Keena told the club website: “He told me that he’s seen me play, likes how it is and want me at the club, it’s as simple as that.

“Football doesn’t have to be complicated, if he likes me and he wants to play me, then I’ll play.”