Toure Can Prosper With Pools – Hignett

Craig Hignett has insisted that front man Gime Toure will have the perfect platform to showcase his talents next season after becoming the Club’s latest summer signing.

The 6ft 2in powerhouse checked-in at The Super 6 Stadium on Thursday afternoon after Pools completed a deal to bring him to the North-East following a spell with Sutton United.

Toure initially plied his trade him his homeland before first moving to England in 2013 and since then he’s had stints at Wrexham, Macclesfield Town, AFC Fylde and then Sutton.

Now Hignett is looking forward to working with the 25-year-old forward, whom he believes can finally put down some roots and begin to fulfil his potential with Pools in the coming season.

“I think you can see just look at him that he’s an impressive fella and he has all the physical attributes you need in this league,” Hignett told us.

“He’s quick, he’s powerful and it’s not just about his size and his strength because he can play; technically he’s very good, he can see a pass and he has lots of football intelligence.

“He obviously gives us something a little different to what we have already. He can play through the middle and also out wide but his pace and power means that when he gets in to his stride he’s a very difficult man to stop.

“The main thing is that Gime needs a home. He has moved about quite a bit during his career but now he needs someone to really believe in him and give him that home.

“In my opinion, he’s got everything you need to play at a higher level and when it’s his day he’s unplayable – my job now is to make sure it’s his day every time he goes out on to the pitch.

 “I think he’s matured a bit because when he came over here he didn’t know the language or the leagues but he’s got a few seasons and a few clubs under his belt now.

“Hopefully here at Hartlepool we can all give him the belief he needs to settle properly, find that home and show exactly what he is capable of.”

Click here to watch our first video interview with new signing Gime Toure.