Pools have today completed their sixth signing of the summer after Cheltenham Town goalkeeper Trevor Carson agreed a terms on a move to Victoria Park.
The 27-year-old shot-stopper was voted as The Robins’ Player of the Year last term, producing a string of superb performances between the posts despite the club’s relegation from League Two.
Carson still had a year to run on his contract at Whaddon Road but Pools boss Ronnie Moore was eager to bring the former Sunderland keeper back to the north-east and a transfer deal was struck.
The highly-rated Northern Ireland international spent six years on the books at the Stadium of Light during which he gained senior experience from loan spells at Chesterfield, Lincoln City, Brentford, Bury and Hull City.
Following his Black Cats release in 2012, he moved to Bury on a permanent basis where he spent two years during which he was also loaned to Portsmouth before joining Cheltenham last summer.
Carson has represented his country from Under 17s up to Under 21s and was on the bench for the senior side’s Euro 2016 qualifying group 0-0 draw against Romania in Belfast on Saturday night.
Subject to Football League clearance, the keeper will link-up with his new team-mates when they return for pre-season training at the end of the month.