Former Newcastle United defender David Edgar had been on trial with League One duo Sunderland and Bradford City. Now, however, it has been announced that he has joined Hartlepool United.

Canadian international David Edgar, who had been on trial with both Sunderland and Bradford City, has instead penned a short-term deal with National League side Hartlepool United.

The club announced the deal on their Twitter page on Thursday afternoon (see below):

Edgar headed on trial to Sunderland late on in 2018 before his imminent release from Canadian side Ottawa Fury, with Jack Ross looking to bring in some reinforcement and versatility to his back line. However, the Black Cats opted against offering him a contract.

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In mid-February, it was reported that Edgar had been on trial with another League One side in the form of Bradford City. Then manager David Hopkin said that the Canadian had “looked good” during training and that they were going to make a decision on whether to offer him a short-term deal or not, which they didn’t.

Now, Edgar has found himself a new club, heading to Hartlepool United on a short-term deal which will last until the end of the season.

Edgar joined Newcastle United in 2001 as a 14-year-old and went on to make his debut for the club in 2006. He featured rarely during his time at St James’ Park and departed in 2009 to join Burnley.

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Since then, the 31-year-old has gone on to play for Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United in England, before moving abroad. After leaving England in 2016, he plied his trade in the USA and Canada, playing for Vancouver Whitecaps, Nashville SC and Ottawa Fury.

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