Hartlepool United’s Mick Wadsworth will not dip into the loan market, despite injuries

Mick Wadsworth takes in the Stevenage game from the side line. Picture by FRANK REID
Mick Wadsworth takes in the Stevenage game from the side line. Picture by FRANK REID

MICK Wadsworth will NOT dip in to the loan transfer market despite a spate of injuries ripping through his forward line.

Pools have just two recognised strikers going into tomorrow’s League One clash at Scunthorpe United.

Colin Nish and Colin Larkin both underwent knee surgery yesterday while James Brown has been struck down with a fresh groin problem.

That leaves James Poole and Adam Boyd as available frontmen, although with the latter out of form it will be midfielder Andy Monkhouse who leads the line at Glanford Park.

But Wadsworth insists he will not be seeking temporary reinforcements and, despite having scored just once – a penalty – in eight hours at Victoria Park, the Pools boss will keep faith with his own men.

“I won’t be considering the loan market at the moment,” he told SportMail today.

“We’ve got Pooley who can play up top and Monkhouse has done a good turn up there as well.”

Read more of Wadsworth’s comments in today’s Sportmail.