Richard Money has arrived at Hartlepool United and is able to offer a fresh look at the club as an outsider, The Northern Echo report.

Three of the current Pools squad have been under Money’s wing in the past – two while he was Academy chief at Newcastle and one during his time as Cambridge boss.

Ryan Donaldson was one of his main performers at the Abbey Stadium. Last season at Pools was an injury-hit write off, but he’s made an impression this time around.

Money said: “There is a lot of familiarity to be honest, football is quite a small community.

“Donaldson, Newton, McLaughlin were all at Newcastle, Davies I’ve tried to sign a couple of times, Magnay was at Gateshead when we won the play-off final with Cambridge, Loach I know well, Featherstone was at Walsall, Noble is well respected at this level … I haven’t missed anyone have I?

“I know most of them and there are probably only one or two I could not give an opinion on.

“But it’s important I don’t come here with too many preconceptions.’’

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