BURGESS SIGNS ON AT POOLS
HARTLEPOOL boss Colin Cooper believes he’s landed a real coup by signing Christian Burgess from former club Christian Burgess.
The 21-year-old has spent time with Pools in preseason and will be at Victoria Road until the end of the year, with a view to extending it for the season.
Burgess has played one first-team game for his parent club since leaving his course at Birmingham University to sign professional terms last July.
“I rate him highly and I am certain he will go on to play for Middlesbrough’s first team,” Cooper said.
“He’s a defender who can get the ball down and play as well.”