Richard Money has moved to strengthen his Hartlepool United squad with the arrival of young defender Harvey Rodgers on loan from Accrington Stanley.

The 22-year-old has penned a one-month deal with the club and linked-up with his new teammates for the first time during training on Friday morning.

After coming through the ranks at Hull City, Rodgers gained senior experience with a successful loan spell at Accrington in 2017 before making a move to Fleetwood Town that summer.

However, Accrington stumped up an undisclosed fee for his services just before the transfer deadline in January though a knee injury has hampered his progress.

Now back to full fitness, the versatile defender – who can operate at centre-back or right-back – is keen to get games under his belt and Money moved quickly to bring him to The Super 6 Stadium.

“I’m delighted to be here,” Rodgers told HUFC’s website. “This is a big club so I’m really pleased to come here and hopefully I can play some games and get us pushed back up the table.

“With the new manager coming in everyone will on a level playing field and fighting to get in to the team so I am looking forward to it.

“I’ve only come in for a month but I think there are around seven games in that period so it’s great for me and I can’t wait to get going.”

Rodgers has been handed squad number 14 and will go straight in to contention for Saturday’s FA Trophy tie at Leamington.

Source: www.hartlepoolunited.co.uk

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