Hartlepool United boss Craig Harrison is keen to extend Keith Watson’s loan deal until the end of the season. But no concrete decision has been made on the St Johnstone defender’s future, with a number of factors still up in the air. With budgets tightening at Pools Harrison has been told he must get players off the books before he does any business in the winter window.
That includes the extension of the Scot’s deal, which comes to an end next month. Add in the fact Watson is currently recovering from a knee injury, and is yet to have a return date set and the deal is a difficult one to do.
But one thing is for certain, Harrison was suitably impressed by the 28-year-old, formerly of St Mirren and Dundee United. And he wants to try and get the central defender, who made six appearances at the start of the National League campaign, tied down.
“It’s difficult but we want to extend the loan if possible,” said Harrison, whose side take on Maidenhead United at Victoria Park on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).
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