MP - and Hartlepool United fan - Iain Wright says he's pleased the club says it will not sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.
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The MP for Hartlepool, Iain Wright, said he hoped his club did not sign the convicted rapist Ched Evans - as it would send completely the wrong message to other young men.
"I really hope we don't. I love my club, I love Hartlepool United. There's a reason why no other team in the Football League wants to sign him - he is a pariah.
"I was at the match today. There were lots of young lads there supporting Hartlepool United. I just think it sends out such a wrong message to young men in terms of it being OK for a rapist to play football.
"It's entirely wrong."
Hartlepool United's new manager Ronnie Moore has said he would like to sign Ched Evans, and that it is a 'possibility'.
Hartlepool United's manager Ronnie Moore has said he would like to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.
Former Sheffield United and Wales striker Evans had an offer to train with his former club retracted last month following strong local opposition to the proposal.
But Moore, who took over as boss of the bottom club in the Football League this week, has confirmed he could look to bring in 25-year-old Evans. He said after today's 1-1 home draw with Oxford: "It's a possibility.
"If it could happen, I would want it to happen. He is a proven scorer; he's served his time and the boy wants to play football.
"If there is a chance he might come here, I don't see any reason why he shouldn't.
"He has made a mistake and maybe he hasn't apologised in the right way - and I know he has an appeal case pending - but if he gets on the park, he would go along way to getting us out of trouble."
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Newcastle are in the quarter-finals of the League Cup this evening in their first of two big fixtures this week.
They travel to London to face Tottenham at White Hart Lane. A win would give them a place in the semi-final and a boost before the Tyne-Wear derby this weekend.
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Middlesbrough are joint top of the Championship table, along with Bournemouth, after beating title rivals Derby 2-0 at the Riverside.
Patrick Bamford scored after just six minutes and Grant Leadbitter finished the job with a second half penalty.
Meanwhile, Sunderland earned a 1-1 draw against in-form West Ham. That leaves the Black Cats 15th in the Premier League table.
In League Two, Hartlepool lost 4-0 away at Burton and York lost 3-2 at home to Wimbledon.
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