Middlesbrough and Hartlepool winger Ryan Brobbel to play for Northern Ireland U21 v Serbia U21

WING MAN: Ryan Brobbel in action against Shrewsbury Town. Picture by FRANK REID
WING MAN: Ryan Brobbel in action against Shrewsbury Town. Picture by FRANK REID

ON-LOAN Middlesbrough winger Ryan Brobbel is to stay at Hartlepool United for a further month after the two clubs agreed an extension.

The Hartlepool-born winger has spent the past four weeks at Pools, impressing with his pace, creativity and delivery from set-pieces including in the 2-0 victory over Shrewsbury Town.

Brobbel is currently on international duty with Northern Ireland’s U21 ahead of their UEFA European U21 Championship Qualifier against Serbia.

The in-form winger is set to play a part in tonight’s match at Shamrock Park, in Portadown.

Boss Colin Cooper confirmed to SportMail after the weekend win that a deal was in place to extend Brobbel’s loan and that was confirmed yesterday morning by the club.

The Pools manager is a big fan of the talented winger.

Speaking previously, Cooper told SportMail: “With the qualities that he has got, Ryan can stay as long as he wants.

“He gives everything and has that extra bit of quality that I like.”

A club statement said: “Ryan Brobbel has proved a big hit since joining the club on loan last month and has made seven appearances so, showing his talent on both the left and the right flank.”

After impressing in win over Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, Brobbel flew out to Belfast on Sunday morning to link-up with the Northern Ireland U21 for tonight’s game against Serbia.

The new loan deal will see him remain with Pools until after the game at Exeter City on Saturday, October 11.

l FANS are being urged to buy their tickets in advance for the League Two matches at Northampton a week tonight and Plymouth Argyle a week on Saturday.

Pools are not selling tickets at Victoria Park but supporters can order them now for a reduced rate by contacting the Cobblers on (01604) 683777 because prices on the day will rise by £2 on the prices below:

Adults £20, Seniors (over 65) £16, Juniors (under 18) £8, Under 7s – Free, Adults Disabled - £14 (carer free of charge).

Tickets for the game at Plymouth are now on sale from the Victoria Park ticket office and will remain available until Thursday, September 18 at 4pm.

Again, tickets will be available to buy on the day at Home Park but fans can make a saving by buying in advance as prices will rise by £2 on the prices below.

Adults £20, over 65s £15, students £15, Under 18s £7.