Craig Harrison will only bring in the ‘right’ player to boost Pools’ forward line

Craig Harrison. Picture by Frank Reid
Craig Harrison. Picture by Frank Reid

Craig Harrison says Hartlepool United will continue to seek out new talent but will only bring in the “right” player.

The transfer window closed last night with no activity at Victoria Park.

Pools are, of course, no longer governed by a transfer window, meaning they will look to loan deals to add a goalscorer.

“If we can bring in someone extra to improve the quality then I’d try to do that,” said Harrison, who says he and coaches Paul Jenkins and Matthew Bates would be scouring the market .

“With Podge leaving, that’s an area we’d like to strengthen, but it has to be the right one at the right time. I’m not going to rush into anything.

“We are looking to strengthen along the forward line. but strikers don’t grow on trees.

“It’s getting the right one. It’s an on-going process – luckily we have no transfer window in the National League.

“Let’s not kid ourselves, parent clubs loaning out players want their players going to the highest level possible.

“Leagues One and Two would be the first port of call, you’d say, for Premier and Championship clubs to send players to.

“Take the Premiership boys out of the equation, now the transfer window is shut you may have a chance with Championship and League One clubs, getting players who need games. But it’s about getting the right one not anyone.

“It’s not going to be a huge rush, but there will be work done on that front by me, Jenks and Batesy.”

Pools have brought in defender Michael Ledger (pictured) from Sunderland on loan. “It adds to our numbers, gives us some strength in depth,” added Harrison. “He’s had some good experience playing in Norway and learning his trade at Sunderland.”