Hartlepool United have set their sights on landing at least two new players with the door left ajar for two midfield departures, the Hartlepool Mail say.

The Mail has learned that Conor Newton and Lewis Hawkins have been told they can leave this month – with manager Craig Hignett expecting one of them to be out the door before Saturday’s trip to Ebbsfleet United.

“Maybe. Maybe one will leave this week. I can’t see anyone else going,” said the manager when asked about outgoings. Since being signed by Craig Harrison in the summer of 2018, Newton has struggled to make an impact at Victoria Park.

Apart from a brief spell at the back end of last season under Matthew Bates, the former Newcastle United trainee has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Pools starting XI.

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