Hartlepool United look set to miss out on Plymouth striker

Ronnie Moore
Ronnie Moore

TALKS over a potential deal for Plymouth Argyle striker Marvin Morgan have not progressed as Hartlepool United boss Ronnie Moore continues his search for new additions.

Moore revealed to SportMail last week that he was closing in on adding a new striker to his struggling squad, with Argyle’s Morgan and Sheffield United’s Chris Porter both on his radar.

But sources in Plymouth say discussions have not progressed over the 31-year-old joining on loan.

Morgan, who will be out of contract at the end of this season, sat out Argyle’s 1-0 defeat by Luton Town at Home Park because of an abdominal muscle injury.

Moore has been frustrated in his efforts to bring in new signings ahead of the crunch Tranmere Rovers match at Prenton Park this weekend.

It comes as owners TMH 2014 – who brought the club from previous owners IOR back in December – are still waiting for Football League approval with no timescale set on when it will be resolved.

Saturday’s opponents Tranmere, meanwhile, have further strengthened their squad ahead of the game against Pools.

Rovers, third-bottom of Sky Bet League Two, have signed winger Jennison Myrie-Williams on loan until the end of the season from Scunthorpe United.

He will be available to play against Pools, who currently prop up the Football League and are nine points adrift of Rovers.

The wintry weather disrupted the club’s usual training schedule yesterday, with the players unable to use the pitches at Maiden Castle, in Durham.

Instead they took advantage of the facilities at the Sports Domes, in Seaton Carew.

“It’s always difficult for training when frost is on the pitches,” said Moore.

“When you go indoors there are always one or two of the lads who don’t want to train due to past injuries and things but I have to say the surface down there was very good.

“The facilities there were first class so we worked the lads hard and they all got a good sweat on.

“On Thursday we really need to be back outside when we step up the preparations but it’s a great attribute for the club that the facilities are at the Sports Domes when we need them.”