Hartlepool United boss Ronnie Moore makes 10th signing in ex-Birmingham keeper Peter Denton

Peter Denton is welcomed to Hartlepool United by chief executive Russ Green
Peter Denton is welcomed to Hartlepool United by chief executive Russ Green

Ronnie Moore has clinched his 10th signing of the summer after bringing in a keeper he sees as a future Hartlepool United number one.

Pools this morning announced the arrival of Peter Denton, who was released by Rotherham United at the end of last season.

We see him as may be being number one here one day

RONNIE MOORE

The 18-year-old becomes the third keeper to join Pools, following new number one Trevor Carson and ex-Gateshead stopper Adam Bartlett who joined on Friday.

Bartlett is a giant of a young man, standing 6ft 3in and still growing, and comes “highly recommended” by former Pools keeper, Andy Dibble, who is goalkeeping coach at Rotherham.

Denton has played at youth level for both Birmingham City and the Millers and Moore had no hesitation signing him.

“Peter is only 18 and he’s a prospect,” Moore told SportMail.

“He was released by Rotherham but I know Andy Dibble really well and he comes highly recommended.

“We’ll bring him in and then probably loan him out to one or two clubs to get experience.

“It will be non-league he goes to. A league club won’t take him, he’s 18 and never had a game.

“He needs to get into the rough and tumble of non league, he needs grown-up football not Under 18 games.

“We see him as may be being number one here one day.”