Craig Harrison has made another addition to his Hartlepool United squad with the signing of former Sunderland and Notts County defender Louis Laing.

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The twenty four year old defender completed a move to Victoria Park on Monday and becomes Harrison’s seventh new signing since taking over as Pools boss last month.

Laing spent the second half of last season with SPL club Inverness Caledonian Thistle but will now return to his native North East to join the Vanarama National League club.

He began his career with Sunderland and made one first team appearance for the Black Cats, coming on as a late substitute in a 3-1 home defeat against Wolves in May 2011.

He had a loan spell with Wycombe Wanderers during the second half of the 2011/12 season, making eleven appearances for the Chairboys.

After being released from Sunderland in 2014, Laing joined Nottingham Forest on a one-year deal.

More loan spells followed as he spent time with Notts County and Motherwell, joining the latter on a permanent deal in June 2015.

Laing went on to fifteen appearances for Motherwell and also returned to former club Notts County on loan during the first half of the 2016/17 season.

He was released by Motherwell in January 2017 and joined SPL rivals Inverness Caledoninan Thistle.

Now he will join Craig Harrison’s Hartlepool, as they look to make an immediate return to the Football League.

Laing could be his Pools debut on Wednesday night when they travel to Ebac Northern League club Dunston UTS.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
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