Ronnie Moore has completed his seventh signing of the summer by agreeing a deal to bring Carlisle United front man Billy Paynter to Victoria Park.
The Pools boss has made no secret of his desire to add a target man to his squad ahead of the new campaign and 30-year-old Paynter certainly fits the bill.
With well over 400 senior appearances under his belt, the Liverpool-born front man also brings a wealth of experience to a largely youthful squad at The Vic.
Paynter began his career at Port Vale where he played alongside Pools Assistant Manager Sam Collins before moving on to Hull City in 2006 and Southend United in 2007.
However, it was a switch to Swindon Town that really ignited the powerful striker’s career – he scored over 50 goals in three seasons with The Robins to earn a move to Leeds United in 2010.
Paynter moved on to Doncaster Rovers in 2012 where he spent two years before joining Carlisle last summer but current boss Keith Curle was told he could leave Brunton Park at the end of the season.
His arrival at The Vic means that Ronnie Moore will have seven new faces in his squad when the return for pre-season training at their Durham base on Monday morning.