Hartlepool pull off transfer coup by signing ex-Sunderland man Liam Noble

Matthew Bates
Matthew Bates

Liam Noble has become Hartlepool United's fifth signing of the summer after joining from Notts County.

The talented midfielder has joined Matthew Bates' Pools revolution after quitting the League Two side.

The 27-year-old has played over 300 games at senior level during a career which began with Sunderland, before moving to Carlisle United.

He became an important part of the Cumbrians' engine room, with an eye for goal and physical presence, though he was sent off against Pools in 2011 after a horror tackle on Antony Sweeney.

Noble spent two spells at Notts County, where he became a fan's favourite, scoring 10 goals from midfield in 2015/16 season.

After two years at the club, he joined National League side Forest Green Rovers and helped them to promotion via the play-offs at Wembley.

Noble returned to Notts County midway through last season but the Newcastle-born player was keen to return to the North East and was snapped up by Pools when the club became aware of his availability.

The midfielder is a fifth new arrival at The Vic since the end of last season, following in the footsteps of Myles Anderson, Andrew Davies, Paddy McLaughlin and Niko Muir.