Hartlepool United sign Jake Carroll

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Hartlepool United have made their fifth signing of the summer in the shape of Jake Carroll.

Carroll flew in from Ireland to agree a deal with Pools on Friday.

The 23-year-old left-back was released by Huddersfield Town at the end of the 2014/15 campaign following a two-year stay with The Terriers.

Born in London, Carroll was brought up near Dublin where he made his name with St Patrick’s Athletic for whom he gained experience in the Europa League in 2012.

He signed for Huddersfield in April 2013 after the South Yorkshire club paid an undisclosed fee for him.

Carroll enjoyeda loan spell at Bury in February 2014, scoring his first goal in English football in The Shakers’ 4-1 win over Mansfield Town.

He was on the move again at the beginning of last season, when he moved north of the border on loan to SPL outfit Partick Thistle, where he made 13 appearances before injury forced his return to Huddersfield.

Carroll – who can also play in midfield – will sign for Pools subject to the necessary Football League clearance.