Hartlepool United Set to Sign Former Claret David Edgar
Hartlepool United manager Craig Hignett is looking to sign former Newcastle United and Burnley defender David Edgar within the next seven days. Chairman Raj Singh has given the manager the green light to pursue deals ahead of March’s registration deadline, to give the club the best possible chance in the Vanarama National League next season.
Hignett, admitted he is keen to add another three or four players to the squad before the end of March in order to make his summer transfer business easier. Having already taken advantage of the financial issues at National League side Gateshead by signing Scotland U21 International Fraser Kerr, the club completed a second signing this week in former Hull City midfielder Gavan Holohan.
Edgar, who is currently unattached is expected to train with Hartlepool United next week has been playing in the American second tier with Ottawa Fury, but he is now back in the UK in search of a new club. Hignett is interested in signing the Canada International who has already spent time training with Bradford City, Carlisle United and Sunderland so far this year, however they did offer the defender on a permanently deal.
Having started his career Newcastle United he went on to play for Burnley, Swansea City, Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town, Sheffield United, Vancouver Whitecaps, Whitecaps Football Club and Nashville. Speaking about the possible signing Craig Hignett said, “I’am really pleased with the two signings we already have and i am looking to bring David Edgar in next week to train with us with a view to signing him at the end of the week.”