New signing David Edgar has admitted that he can’t wait to get going after getting the green light to begin his Hartlepool United career this weekend.
The Canada international has put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season and received international clearance earlier this week meaning he is in contention for a debut against Dover Athletic on Saturday.
A former Newcastle United and Burnley centre-back, Edgar has been training with his new team-mates all week and is excited at the prospect of getting some competitive football under his belt.
“I’ve really enjoyed getting down to training and back in the swing of things,” Edgar told Pools PlayerHD.
“It’s been a while since I played in England but I am really looking forward to it because I have missed the buzz of a Saturday and the build-up to a game.
“It’s exciting to get back in to a team and hopefully playing regularly and now the aim is to finish the season strongly.”
The 31-year-old has strong family links with Pools – his dad Eddie played 83 times in goal for the Club during the 1970s and is delighted that his son has followed in his footsteps.
“I remember coming here when I was only about 10 or 11 to watch games with my dad at Victoria Park,” Edgar continued.
“My dad always spoke fondly about his time living above a chip shop in Hartlepool so he loved the place, played most of his football here and still speaks highly of the Club.
“He was quite surprised when I told him there was a chance of me coming here but my nan is still in the North-East so I will be able to go up and see her and go for Sunday roast so that’s great too!”
This video interview with new signing David Edgar is free to view so simply click above to take a look.