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VIDEO: Pools Seal Move For Striker

9 June 2017

Craig Harrison has made his first breakthrough in the transfer market by securing the services of powerful front man Jake Cassidy.

It is the second time that new Pools boss Harrison has signed the forward, having initially working with him during his time in charge at Airbus UK Broughton after spotting him as a free-scoring teenager at Welsh lower league outfit Llandudno Junction.

Cassidy impressed so much during his brief time at Airbus UK that he was snapped up by Wolves after playing only a handful of pre-season friendlies but Harrison has always kept tabs on the 6ft 2ins striker.

A series of loan moves to then League One outfit Tranmere Rovers further underlined his ability as he top scored for the club with 16 goals in 2012/13 as they challenged for promotion.

His form earned him several Under-21 caps for Wales and also saw him challenging for a spot in the Wolves First Team before he was once again allowed out on loan to Notts County and Southend United.

After spending a season with Oldham Athletic, Cassidy stepped in to the National League last term where he scored eight goals for Guiseley to help the West Yorkshire side escape relegation.

Following his appointment at Pools, Harrison made it one of his priorities to bring Cassidy to the North East and a deal has now been formally completed.