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VIDEO: Pools Complete Fourth Friday Signing

9 June 2017

Pools have completed a fourth Friday transfer with confirmation that goalkeeper Scott Loach has put pen to paper on a deal with the Club.

The 29-year-old shot-stopper has spent the last two seasons on the books at Notts County but he gained National League experience with York City towards the end of last term.

Craig Harrison was keen to act swiftly following the disappointment of losing Trevor Carson to Motherwell and 6ft 3ins Loach ticked all the boxes for the Pools boss.

After playing junior football for Ipswich Town, Loach began his professional career with Lincoln City in 2004 and went on to get a taste of senior football with a series of loan moves.

However, in 2006 his potential was spotted by Watford where he was nurtured through the ranks before making his Hornets First Team debut at the start of the 2007/08 campaign.

He went on to make over 150 appearances for the Vicarage Road outfit, during which he gained England recognition at Under-21 level and was also involved in full international squads under Fabio Capello during qualification for Euro 2012.

Loach broadened his experience with spells at Ipswich Town and Rotherham United before joining Notts County in the summer of 2015.

His arrival at Pools means he is the fourth signing of the summer for Harrison, after deals for Jake Cassidy, Luke George and Jack Munns had been finalised earlier on Friday.

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