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Pools sign Neill Byrne

16 July 2021

Club News

Pools sign Neill Byrne

16 July 2021

We are delighted to announce the signing of Neill Byrne.

The defender joins us for an undisclosedfee from Halifax Town.

The 27-year-old came through the

academy with Nottingham Forest from the age of 14. He joined Rochdale making 3

appearances for Dale before loan spells with Barrow and Southport.

Standing at 6'4, the defender is

best known for his physical strength and defensive awareness as well as being

confident and assured on the ball.

Byrne has had spells with AFC Telford United,

Macclesfield Town and Gateshead before moving to Fylde under Dave Challinor in


He has also represented Republic of Ireland youth atinternational level.

We spoke to Dave Challinorregarding his new signing:

Neill is someone I've worked with

before. He was a big part of the success at Fylde. We tried to bring him in last

season but due to different circumstances, he went to Halifax. He had a great

season there and that's why we have gone back for him and payed a fee. He is certainly

what we need heading into this EFL season and the different options he gives us,

will be highly important.

He has great experience and almost

feels like he has unfinished business in his career. He will be a great asset for

us in the EFL League two.

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