Hartlepool United issue statement over FA charges

Victoria Park
Victoria Park

Hartlepool United have issued a statement in response to FA charges against the club.

As revealed by the Mail, Pools are facing six charges relating to the involvement of agents in the deals that brought Padraig Amond, Lewis Alessandra and Nicky Deverdics to Victoria Park.

The club have admitted the charges relating to the signing of Deverdics, but deny those linked to the signings of Amond and Alessandra.

Former chief executive Russ Green, now at Rochdale, has also been charged and has admitted those levied against him.

READ: Hartlepool United face FA charges over agent involvement in three transfers

And Pools have released a statement to clarify their position on the charges.

"Hartlepool United can confirm that we are co-operating with the Football Association over charges relating to a previously held investigation," the statement read.

“We would like to make clear that nobody currently employed is implicated in this case and indeed the Club has been proactive in providing additional information to the FA during their investigations.

“It is part of the responsibility of the new regime to deal with matters from the past, which we will do professionally and with best interests of Hartlepool United at heart.

“We look forward to cleaning up all of the various issues which come our way and, more importantly, look forward to building a club for the town and our incredibly loyal supporters to be proud of.”

The Mail contacted Rochdale who stated that neither they nor Green wished to comment on the matter.