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Luke Charman becomes first summer signing

5 June 2024

Club News

Luke Charman becomes first summer signing

5 June 2024

Hartlepool United are delighted to announce our first summer signing as exciting attacker Luke Charman has linked up with Darren Sarll’s side.

The forward has agreed to join Pools upon the expiration of his contract at Fylde at the end of this month, subject to National League and FA approval. 
 
Born in Durham, Charman has spent the last three years of his career in the North West, playing in League Two with Rochdale before becoming a mainstay for Fylde and winning the National League North title in 2023. 
 
The Newcastle United Academy graduate also enjoyed a successful spell with Darlington earlier in his career, racking up 19 goals in 33 appearances. 
 
The 26-year-old, who can be deployed centrally and out wide, becomes Sarll’s first addition ahead of the 2024/25 campaign. 
 
Upon joining Pools, Charman stated:
“I’m delighted to be at Pools - it seemed like the perfect fit. I’m pleased to be back home and having grown up around here, I know how much this club means to the fans. I’m excited to get started and show what I can do on the pitch. I’m already working hard so I can be fit and firing when we return for pre-season.”
 
Pools managed Darren Sarll added:
“When we look at the player profile that we want to attract to Hartlepool United, Luke epitomises that model. Especially in forward positions, not only to aggressively attack, but to start a high defensive organisation.
 
“After Joe Monks and Ronnie Moore brought Luke’s name to our recruitment meetings, this was followed up with thorough due diligence. I was really enthused to meet him and after numerous meetings with Luke, he’s hungry and energised to be returning home and playing for Hartlepool United. When you consider his playing profile combined with his locality, this process couldn’t have gone any better. Luke’s directness and combative style matches perfectly with our model, and I believe he will become a favourite with our supporters. This is a good start to our summer recruitment.”
 

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