Pools will not pursue loan stars

CHRIS Turner today confirmed Hartlepool United will not pursue permanent moves for any of their on-loan trio.

Pools finished the season with three temporary players in their midst with Blackpool's Daniel Nardiello and Huddersfield duo Keigan Parker and Joe Skarz helping Turner's side finish a point above the drop zone.

But that will be the end of their involvement with the club after director of sport Turner revealed he will not launch summer moves for any of the trio.

The decision to end any interest in Parker is hardly a surprising one.

The 26-year-old barely had a shot during his nine games and petulantly stormed down the tunnel against Leeds from the bench after Turner opted to send on Michael Mackay rather than the Scot.

Likewise, there seemed little chance of a permanent move for Skarz with Huddersfield boss Lee Clark seeing the 19-year-old as part of his long-term plans at the Galpharm Stadium.

But the news that Turner will not pursue a move for Nardiello comes as a slight surprise after the former Manchester United trainee impressed at Pools – scoring three goals in the last five games.

Nardiello still has a year left on his contract at Blackpool and Turner believes the 26-year-old's wage demands would be an issue.

Turner said: "Dan's got another year at Blackpool and he's on Championship wages.

"He scored three vital goals – particularly the one which got us the win at Yeovil.

"He has contributed well to us. But we have brought Adam Boyd in and James Brown, who is going to be like a new signing.

"We're still looking to bring at least one more striker in and I want the mentality of player brought in that they know exactly what we want which is hard work, graft and quality."

He added: "Joe is only 19 and came into a very difficult situation.

"We eased him into it and then he played in the last four or five games and he did better with each game.

"He's played 60 or 70 first-team games at League One level and he's got great potential because he showed no fear.

"He's got a quality left foot, pace and he is somebody I'm sure we'll look at it if he becomes available.

"Whether he's done enough to get back in the Huddersfield team, who knows?"

Pools used six loan players over the course of the campaign – Kevin Kyle, Liam Henderson and Lewis Guy being the other three – but Turner doesn't foresee a similar situation next season.

"I want our own players in," he said.

"Over a season you might need to get a loan player in, that's not a problem.

"But we don't want to be in a situation where we've got three or four loan players in the squad because that's not good to have."