Hartlepool United have signed former Newcastle United and Burnley defender David Edgar on a deal until the end of the season.
The 42-cap Canadian international joins Craig Hignett’s side after training with Pools this week. The 31-year-old has most recently been playing back home for Ottawa Fury in the United Soccer League.
He is also well remembered by Newcastle fans for his January 2007 goal against Manchester United in the Premier League at St. James’ Park in a 2-2 draw.
Edgar has also represented Birmingham City, as well as having loan stints with Swansea City, Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United during his initial years in the English game. His new manager told Hartlepool’s club website:
“David is a very good player and we’ve made this move with a view to next season as well. He’s got experience of international football, he’s played in the Premier League and he’s played abroad but now he’s back here and we’re really pleased to get a deal sorted.
“He’s been on trial at the number of clubs but we’re delighted to get a deal done with him because he will add that experience and quality to our defence.”
There is a family link to the club as well, with Edgar’s father Eddie playing 83 times in goal for Pools in the 70s.