Hartlepool United could still sign players on a rulebook technicality, despite the National League deadline having passed, report The Hartlepool Mail.

Speaking to those close to the takeover there was a despondency after last Thursday’s 5pm fifth tier player registration deadline passed without the lifting of a long-standing transfer embargo at Victoria Park. But, the Mail has learned Pools could ask the league for special dispensation to sign players, after the resolution of financial uncertainty.

This is most likely to apply to players out of contract, or loan deals. It is not yet known whether they league would sanction any permanent deals from clubs inside or outside the division.

And it is The Mail’s understanding that should Raj Singh and Jeff Stelling take over at Pools, and the league ratify it in due course, Pools will ask the question to the governing bodies. There is, of course, no guarantee they will be granted the right to sign beyond the deadline.

Pools have been under a National League transfer embargo since October.

Read more at: http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk

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