Matthew Bates has spoken of his delight at making a breakthrough in the transfer market to seal the signing of defender Myles Anderson.
The 28-year-old defender agreed a deal to join the Club on Friday afternoon and has now become Bates’ first signing as Pools boss.
A strong and dominating centre-back who can also operate at left-back, Anderson certainly fits the bill for Bates who is looking to assemble a versatile and athletic squad ahead of the new campaign.
“We’re very pleased to get the deal done,” Bates told us.
“Myles is someone we’ve been looking at for a few weeks now and he’s the type of character that we want to bring in to the Club.
“He can play in a number of positions and he ticks all the boxes for us; I want to recruit players who can fit in to different formations and Myles can certainly do that.
“He’s a good age at 28, he’s got experience playing in Italy which is very good for a defender and he’s also got experience playing in the National League in recent seasons too.
“Myles is good on the ball and composed when there is time to be but he’s also very aggressive when needed so he’s exactly the type of defender I wanted to bring in.
“I know from speaking to him he’s a good lad and the type you want around the place. He’s very professional so that means he’ll not only be good for the team but also for the younger lads who can see how he is at training and follow his example.”