Ronnie Moore has made his first breakthrough in the transfer market with the arrival of winger Nathan Thomas from Mansfield Town.
The 21-year-old started out as a youngster with Newcastle United before joining Sunderland, from where he enjoyed a short loan spell with Darlington.
In 2013 he turned down the offer a new deal and he went on to join Plymouth Argyle, where he made 24 appearances and scored his first competitive goal in their 2-0 win over Pools in September 2014.
The Ingleby Barwick born wide man’s next move was north of the border when he agreed a deal to join Motherwell last February but returned to England during the summer to join Mansfield.
Thomas has made 21 appearances for The Stags this term, including a Man of the Match display against Pools in the 3-1 win over Ronnie Moore’s men in November.
The winger, who has been handed the number 7 shirt at The Vic, has signed a permanent deal with the Club and will go straight in to contention for Saturday’s game against Wycombe Wanderers.