New signing Aidan Keena is hoping to get on the goal trail for Pools after clinching a move to Victoria Park from Scottish Premiership side Hearts.
The confident 20-year-old checked-in at The Vic on Friday morning and must now wait for international clearance coming through before he is free to make his Pools debut.
However, the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international is excited by the chance to move south of the border and showcase his ability in the National League after two years in Scotland.
“I was told by Hearts that I was free to find another club,” Keena told Pools TV.
“That was a bit gutting to hear but I had a few offers and then this came along so I am delighted to sign and get it done quickly and hopefully I can hit the ground running.
“I have heard about Hartlepool before because one of my old coaches, Jon Daly, was here and I am pretty sure he put a good word in for me!
“I have had a few trials at clubs in England in the past but now I can’t wait to come down here and really try my hand at it.
“Everywhere I have gone before I have scored goals and that’s what I want do now I am here at this Club.
You don’t sign a striker just to play – you want him to score goals so hopefully that is what I am going to do.”