Hartlepool boss considers loan market for new wingers

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Ronnie Moore is eyeing the loan market for wingers as he looks to add to the 10 summer signings at Hartlepool United.

The Pools boss has acted quickly over the summer months revamping his squad ahead of the new League Two season.

We’re still trying to find a couple of wingers

Ronnie Moore

But improving the options in the wide areas remains a key priority for Moore.

Winger Ebby Nelson-Add signed midway through last season but Moore, who has used him centrally in pre-season, has tipped him as one for the future, while Kudus Oyenuga was among the 10 new recruits but his fitness levels are way below what they should be.

The 22-year-old winger is undergoing intense fitness sessions to boost his levels, as revealed by SportMail.

It has left Moore - who favours the 3-5-2 system - with few wide options and the manager is keen for his side to be as versatile as possible ahead of the upcoming 46-game campaign.

“We are still trying to find a couple of wingers,” Moore told SportMail.

“But trying to find them is hard, we all know what they are like and it is all down to consistency.

“It is difficult finding the right ones but I won’t dive in and take someone just for the sake of it - they have to be right for us.

“It might mean we have to do a loan deal, if we need them.

“We still have the loan system available to us.”

Moore used the loan system to good affect last term, with Reading midfielder Aaron Tshibola, Mansfield striker Rakish Bingham, Jordan Hugill, of Preston North End and ex-Cambridge United forward Ryan Bird among the temporary signings that helped Pools maintain their Football League status.

The Pools boss has previously praised the coaching loan players receive at Victoria Park, with experienced Moore a level five coach and assistant Sam Collins level four.