Ronnie Moore has this afternoon made a move in the transfer market to complete the signing of versatile youngster Ebby Nelson-Addy.
The 22-year-old has been training with Pools in recent weeks and impressed during a trial outing for the Reserves against Hull City last month.
Nelson-Addy, who is comfortable in the centre of midfield, wide on the right or in a more advanced attacking role, learnt his trade at Aston Villa where he spent twelve years after joining the club at 8.
Having been a regular for Villa Reserves, the skilful youngster was unable to break in to the First Team and was subsequently released in the summer of 2012.
Determined to prove himself and find another pathway in to the Football League, he has since spent spells in non-league with Worcester City and Brackley Town before arriving on trial at Pools.
“We like what we’ve seen from Ebby in training and the Reserve game, and his versatility to be able to play in a number of positions gives us some new attacking options,” Pools boss Moore told us.
“He’s still only young but he has a lot of ability and I think with some full-time training we can improve him further and he can be challenging for a place in the team before the end of the season.”
Nelson-Addy will wear the number 15 shirt at Victoria Park, once clearance is received from the Football League.