Hartlepool United swoop to sign Hull City winger on loan as Dave Challinor bolsters his options
Hartlepool United have swooped to sign winger Tyler Hamilton on loan from Championship outfit Hull City.
The 20-year-old wide man, who signed a new two-year deal with Hull last February, has been on the books of The Tigers since he was eight-years-old.
He has penned a short-term loan deal at Victoria Park until early January, manager Dave Challinor’s first signing since replacing Craig Hignett in the dugout.
A club statement read: “Hamilton’s loan deal means he will remain at Victoria Park until after our scheduled game at Dover Athletic on Saturday 4th January.
“He has been handed squad number 24 and will go straight in to contention for Saturday’s National League game against Woking at Kingfield Stadium.”
Speaking ahead of the deal being agreed, Challinor said: “When you see where we are with the injuries we have, you could say Luke Williams and Luke Molyneux are potentially that but they’ve been out for a long time and we’ve got to prepare without them so we have to see if we can replace or get someone similar that gives us different threats and different ways of playing.
“If we want to play with wide players we have to put Gime [Toure] or Luke [James] to one side and we want to get bodies in that will allow us to play with wide players but allow one or both of them to play centrally.
“At the moment it would just be a short term loan deal to see where we’re at.”