Hartlepool United Manager Ronnie Moore is close to sealing a deal to bring a striker to Victoria Park as the club attempt to solve their problems in front of goal according to the Hartlepool Mail.

Pools’ form has suffered a dip of late after a promising start to the season which saw the club lingering around the play-off places at the end of August. The club have slipped down the League 2 table and now hover just above the relegation zone.

The club’s main problem has been in front of goal having struggled to kill games off without the presence of their injured talisman Billy Paynter, a man who was one of the main catalysts for Pools’ solid start to the season. Fellow strikers Rakish Bingham and Scott Fenwick have managed just five league goals between them so far this season meaning that manager Ronnie Moore has felt the need to bring in further reinforcements.

Pools’ have won just one of their last seven matches with the club’s only win coming against non league Salford City but Moore is expecting a striker to arrive on loan before the fixture at Accrington Stanley on Tuesday.

The new striker is unlikely be the only new arrival at Victoria Park in January. Moore has seen transfer bids for other players rejected this month and still has his eyes firmly set on further additions to his squad.

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