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Southam-Hales Joins Pools On Loan

23 January 2020

Club News

Southam-Hales Joins Pools On Loan

23 January 2020

Dave Challinor has moved quickly to secure the services of a

right-back after agreeing a deal to bring Macauley Southam-Hales to the Club on

loan from Fleetwood Town.

The 23-year-old has been with Fleetwood since last February

when they paid an undisclosed fee to Welsh Premier League side Barry Town to

take the pacey defender to Highbury.

Southam-Hales came through the ranks with Cardiff City where

he was on the books for 12 years before catching the eye during a season and a

half with Barry.

Pools boss Challinor has been keen to add fresh faces to his

squad due to several injuries and the departures of Nicke Kabamba and Peter

Kioso so the arrival of Southam-Hales is a big boost.

“Macaulay has been in Fleetwood's Under-23s set-up but also in and around the First Team," explained Challinor.

“We're obviously looking to replace Peter Kioso as soon as

possible and he's one of the names that was flagged up – he's very highly-rated

and has been recommended.

“He's a good athlete with plenty of pace, much like the

modern day full-back and moving forward that's how we want to play – with our

full-backs pushing high up the pitch but also not forgetting their defensive


“It's great to get him in to the Club and, all things being

equal, I am sure he will be a big hit so he's someone we're looking forward to

working with.”

The young defender has been handed squad number 2 and will

go straight in to contention for a debut when Pools host Stockport County in

the National League on Saturday.

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