Hartlepool United transfer latest as Craig Hignett sets deal deadline ahead of National League season

Hartlepool United boss Craig Hignett hopes to have the majority of his first-team transfer business done before the club return for pre-season training.

Thursday, 23rd May 2019, 1:15 pm
Hartlepool United manager Craig Hignett (Shutterpress).

Pools will be back at the club's Peterlee training base next month as they prepare for their third year in the fifth tier.

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And Hignett is hopeful he will have the majority of his transfer work done by then, in order to give his players the best chance to adapt and settle.

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"We would like to get things done sooner rather than later," he said.

"I would ideally like everyone in place for the first day of pre-season.

"But players play clubs off against each other to get the best deal for themselves. This type of thing happens all the time.

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"We are not going to be messed about by agents or by players this summer."