Ronnie Moore is looking to raid the North East ‘Big Three’ for loan players – insisting they won’t get better coaching elsewhere.
Hartlepool United have built strong links with Newcastle United, Sunderland and Middlesbrough in recent seasons with several loan players enjoying temporary stints at Victoria Park.
The players won’t get any better coaching elsewhere.Ronnie Moore, Pools manager
And Moore hopes they will “throw a few” more players Pools’ way again ahead of the 2015-16 campaign starting on August 8.
“We have a nice understanding with Sunderland, while Middlesbrough also play some of their U21 games here at The Vic,” Moore said.
“We have had a few players out of Newcastle too and when those clubs are all back in pre-season, then I will be speaking to all of the managers of the big teams around us to see if they can throw a few our way.
“We are local and there will be a fighting spirit here and the players will be coming here to learn.”
This season Pools took Scott Harrison on loan from Sunderland, a move which turned permanent in January, Charlie Wyke, David Atkinson and Ryan Brobbel from Middlesbrough plus Freddie Woodman and Adam Campbell from Newcastle.
It is a route Pools are looking to further exploit next season, with up to nine new recruits wanted to improve a squad that just managed to pull off a nail-biting escape from relegation last term.
Experienced Moore is a level five coach and assistant Sam Collins level four and Moore, a former manager at Rotherham United, Oldham and Tranmere Rovers, is adamant the loanees won’t get a better education elsewhere.
He points to Reading loanee Aaron Tshibola, Mansfield Town striker Rakish Bingham and ex-Cambridge forward Ryan Bird as loan signings that all improved at Pools.
“I am a level five coach and you can’t get any higher, Sam is on the level four, so the players won’t get any better coaching elsewhere,” he added.
“We have been there, done it and worn the T-shirt.
“Just because we are Hartlepool does not mean that we don’t know what we are doing.
“Birdy, Bingham and Tish all went back better players and our track record is there for everyone to see.
“If I was a Premier League manager I wouldn’t worry just because it is Hartlepool.
“Their players will be taught the right way here.”
Meanwhile, former Pools loanee Matty Dolan won’t be offered a new contract by Bradford City in a move that could interest Pools boss Ronnie Moore.
The 22-year-old former Middlesbrough midfielder joined Bradford last summer following a successful loan spell at Victoria Park.
Dolan has previously been on Moore’s radar, with the Pools boss telling SportMail back in January that he was monitoring his situation at the Bantams.