The Club is saddened to hear news of the passing of former goalkeeper Norman Oakley on Tuesday evening at the age of 77.
Stockton-born Oakley spent six years with Pools between 1958 and 1964 after joining from Doncaster Rovers and he went on to make 193 appearances for the Club.
The tall shot-stopper was the Number One keeper for much of his time at The Vic and is behind only Scott Flinders in terms of league appearances made by a Pools keeper.
The former Firth Moor and Wingate Welfare junior moved on to Swindon Town in March 1964 when The Robins paid £6,000 for his services, while he also went on to play for Grimsby Town and Boston before returning to the North-East upon retirement.
The thoughts and condolences of everyone at Hartlepool United are with Norman’s family and friends at this sad time.