BURGESS SIGNS ON AT POOLS

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

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.”

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