Confirmed: Hartlepool United seal loan deal for Sunderland defender Michael Ledger

Michael Ledger
Michael Ledger

Hartlepool United have made their 11th signing of the summer, with the loan capture of Sunderland defender Michael Ledger.

As reported by the Mail earlier this month, Ledger joins Pools having seen his first-team chances at the Championship outfit blocked.

The 20-year-old, yet to make his Black Cats debut, spent last season on loan at Viking in Norway and has previously been a regular for the club's Under-23 side.

Consett-born Ledger had been expected to sign last week but financial wrangles held up the deal.

Michael Ledger in action for SAFC in pre-season

Michael Ledger in action for SAFC in pre-season