Vanarama National League club Hartlepool United have confirmed that goalkeeper Trevor Carson has completed a move to SPL club Motherwell for an undisclosed fee.

The Northern Ireland international was offered a new deal by new Pools boss Craig Harrison, but chose to move to Fir Park to help his international career.

Carson began his career with Sunderland and spent time out on loan with the likes of Chesterfield, Lincoln City and Bury, and it was with the latter that he made a permanent move away from the Stadium of Light in 2012.

After a two year stay with Bury, Carson joined Cheltenham Town, making over fifty appearances for the Robins.

He joined Hartlepool United in June 2015 and won the club’s Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year awards in his debut season.

He went on to make sixty three appearances for Pools, although missed a large part of last season after undergoing shoulder surgery in January.

He returned for the last two games of the season, although was unable to help the club preserve their Football League status.

Speaking to the official Motherwell website Carson said  “I’m absolutely delighted to get it done finally, it’s been ongoing for a couple of weeks now, it’s been on and off but to get up here, get the medical done and everything signed is great and I’m delighted.”

He added: “As long as the deal is ongoing you can never switch off from football, it’s always in the back of your mind and now to get it done means I can go away for a week, switch my phone off and relax before coming back recharged to start pre-season.”

Carson’s departure means that youngster Ryan Catterick is the only keeper in Pools’ first team squad, meaning a new number one will be high on Craig Harrison’s priorities list as he looks to plot their attempts to regain their Football League status.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
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