Hartlepool United news: Scott Harrison secures Victoria Park exit plus details of Pools' accounts

Scott Harrison.
Scott Harrison.

Hartlepool United have allowed Scott Harrison to depart - with the defender signing a deal at Scottish Championship side Falkirk.

Despite having a year left on his deal the central defender was deemed surplus to requirements by new boss Matthew Bates and was made available for transfer last month, alongside Jake Cassidy, Jack Munns, Ryan Donaldson, Louis Laing and Conor Newton.

Andrew Davies is thought to be nearing a switch to Hartlepool United.

Andrew Davies is thought to be nearing a switch to Hartlepool United.

To ensure the 24-year-old's departure Pools have revealed they today "completed the necessary paperwork to release him from his contract and allow the deal to go through."

A statement on Pools' website confirming the news said: "Harrison had two successful loan periods with Pools in 2014 before joining the club permanently in January 2015 and he has made over 120 appearances, scoring three goals in his four years at the club.

"Everyone at Pools would like to thanks Scott for his efforts during his time at the club and wish him the very best of luck for his future career."

Harrison ends a four-year association with the club to sign with former Scotland international Paul Hartley's Bairns.

Accounts update

The Mail has learned that Pools accounts are in the process of being completed, and will be filed in due course.

The club have confirmed there is no cause for concern, despite the accounts being more than six weeks late.

The delay is said to be in relation to the handover of power from Pam Duxbury, and HUFC Holdings Ltd to Raj Singh and Hartlepool United Football Club Ltd.