Pools have this afternoon completed the signing of Matty Dolan on a one month loan from Middlesbrough.
The midfielder has long been linked with a move to Victoria Park and emerged as one of Colin Cooper’s key targets when he was appointed as boss in the summer.
An energetic and determined performer, Hartlepool-born Dolan will add some guile and graft to the Pools’ engine room during his initial month-long stay at the Club.
He signed a long-term professional contract at The Riverside Stadium in the summer of 2010 and has since gained league experience with a loan spell at Yeovil Town last season.
The 20-year-old becomes the second Boro star to join Pools on loan following the capture of central defender Christian Burgess at the beginning of the month.
Dolan has been handed number 4 and will go straight in to the Pools squad for Saturday’s game against Fleetwood Town.