Hartlepool United manager Ronnie Moore has been busy once again in the transfer market by completing a double signing ahead of their Sky Bet League Two clash with Leyton Orient on Sunday, reports the Hartlepool Mail.
Sunderland’s under-21 striker Mikael Mandron and Portsmouth winger Kal Naismith arrived at Victoria Park on Friday afternoon and both players will serve a two-month stint with their deals due to run until January 3rd.
Mandron is no stranger to League Two football having spent spells on loan with Fleetwood and Shrewsbury last season and Moore is delighted to have secured his services through a busy upcoming period for his side.
“He’s a powerful lad and he gives us another option up there,” Moore told Hartlepool’s club website.
“We’re pleased Sunderland have allowed him to come here and hopefully the move will benefit both clubs.”
Mandron has only managed one goal during his loan spells away from the Stadium of Light, but this season is Sunderland Under 21’s joint leading scorer and will no doubt be full of confidence adding an extra spark to Pools’ attacking threat.
Naismith arrives from Portsmouth with Pompey manager Paul Cook insisting that he still has a future at Fratton Park. However, the former Rangers player has been given the opportunity to get some game time under his belt following an injury-jinxed career thus far; but Moore couldn’t hide his delight that he was able to take him to the club.
“Kal has a fantastic left foot but he’s one of those who is comfortable playing on the left or the right or even through the middle if we need him to,” Moore explained.
“He’s a good size, has good quality from set-pieces and will score you a goal as well so he certainly adds something to the squad and we’re delighted to bring him in.”
Both players arrivals have continued a busy time for Hartlepool and manager Moore, who only last week completed the double signings of Adam Jackson from Middlesbrough and Jake Gray from Crystal Palace.