Hartlepool United's 27-word statement as striker joins National League North side on loan

Mikael Ndjoli is the latest Hartlepool United player to leave the club on a short-term loan deal after agreeing a switch to National League North side Blyth Spartans.
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Ndjoli has left Hartlepool on a short-term deal but will remain in the North East after completing a move to Croft Park.

The former AFC Bournemouth youngster was deemed surplus to requirements at Hartlepool earlier this summer with The Mail revealing the striker would be allowed to leave the club should a suitable offer arrive.

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But Pools had been unable to move Ndjoli on, with the 24-year-old not part of John Askey’s plans.

Mikael Ndjoli has joined National League North side Blyth Spartans on loan. (Credit: Tom West | MI News)Mikael Ndjoli has joined National League North side Blyth Spartans on loan. (Credit: Tom West | MI News)
Mikael Ndjoli has joined National League North side Blyth Spartans on loan. (Credit: Tom West | MI News)

Askey loaned Ndjoli out last season following his appointment, with the striker moving to non-league side Radcliffe on a short-term deal.

Hartlepool issued a 27-word statement confirming Ndjoli’s loan exit to Blyth, with the striker joining Edon Pruti and Kieran Burton in recently being moved on to lower leagues sides on month-long deals.

A club statement read: "Hartlepool United can confirm Mikael Ndjoli has joined Blyth Spartans on a short-term loan deal.

“We wish Mikael well for his time on loan at Croft Park.”

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Similarly to the deals Pools have been utilising themselves, Ndjoli’s loan agreement could be extended depending on how Spartans boss Graham Fenton assesses the striker over the coming weeks.

Fenton told Blyth’s club website: “With the injury situation we have at the top end of the pitch, it was best to bring in someone in that position as soon as possible.

“When we found out that he was available we jumped at the chance to bring him in.

“Mikael has had some really good spells in his career; when I spoke to him it was evident that he felt like he has a point to prove and all around it’s a really good fit.

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“We have him for an initial one-month loan and then we’ll assess alongside Hartlepool and see where we are.”

Ndjoli made his debut in Blyth’s goalless draw with Darlington. The striker has made just 11 appearances for Hartlepool after signing last summer under former boss Paul Hartley, with his only goals for the club coming in a 2-0 win over Harrogate Town in last season’s EFL Trophy group stage.