Dave Challinor has admitted his delight after securing the
signature of highly-rated young striker Aidan Keena on a permanent deal from
The 20-year-old completed the paperwork on his move on
Friday morning and the Club will now await international clearance before he isable to make his debut.
However, Challinor is excited about what the Irish front man
can bring to the Pools squad is looking forward to seeing him develop atVictoria Park.
“He's a player who come highly recommended,” Challinorrevealed.
“Aidan is a young lad who has been up in Scotland but he isreally keen to prove himself in England now and keep progressing in his career.
“I spoke to Jon Daly who worked with him in the Youth set-up
and the First Team at Hearts and he spoke very highly of him in terms of hisattitude and his ability.
“He's got great self-belief and is always looking to getshots on goal at every opportunity in and around the penalty area.
“I've said before that we have to keep our supporters in the
game, especially at home, and there's no better way of doing that than by aplayers backing themselves, having shots and scoring goals.
“Obviously he's a bit of an unknown quantity with the league
he's coming in to with us now but we're really confident he can have a positiveimpact.
“We're really looking forward to working with him because we
think we can improve him and he's the type of lad who really wants to improveas well.”