....Tyrone O’Neill on loan from SkyBet Championship side Middlesbrough.
The industrious frontman has joined Pools on a deal which will see him remain at The Super 6 Stadium until the end of 2018.
O’Neill played the full 90 minutes for Middlesbrough’s under-21 side on Wednesday night as they won 1-0 at Burton Albion in the Checkatrade Trophy.
“We went to watch Middlesbrough and Tyrone stood out,” Bates told https://www.hartlepoolunited.co.uk. “He’s still only young but I am sure he’s a player who the fans will enjoy watching because he’s whole-hearted, works very hard and he will offer something different to what we’ve got.”
The 19-year-old has been given permission to play in the Emirates FA Cup and will go straight in to contention for tomorrow’s First Round tie at Gillingham.