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Newcastle striker Campbell joins Hartlepool on loan

Newcastle United striker Adam Campbell has joined Hartlepool United on loan Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Newcastle United striker Adam Campbell has joined fellow North East side Hartlepool United on a one-month loan deal.

The 19-year-old, a product of the renowned Wallsend Boys Club, made his competitive debut for the Magpies against Greek side Atromitos in the Europa League in 2012. He has since had several other loan spells at Carlisle United, St Mirren and Fleetwood Town.

Campbell has been handed the number 29 shirt and could make his Pools debut against York City on Saturday.

Murray wants to make Hartlepool 'a fortress'

Hartlepool United boss Paul Murray believes his side's home form could be key to lifting the club out of the relegation zone.

Pools are bottom of the table in League Two and have only won one league match at Victoria Park this season. But Murray says he wants to make the stadium 'a fortress' for the home side.

Hartlepool host local rivals York City on Saturday.

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Sheffield United name team for Hartlepool United clash

Victoria Park, Hartlepool Credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough has taken the unusual step of naming his team to face Hartlepool United in advance of tonight's game.

Pools welcome the League One side to Victoria Park in the Second Round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 7pm.

It will be Hartlepool's first game since Colin Cooper resigned from his role as manager on Saturday night.

Sheffield United team: Turner, Davey, Basham, McGahey, Harris, Campbell-Ryce, Reed, McGinn, De Girolamo, Porter, Baxter Subs: Doyle, Willis, Collins, McNulty, Murphy

James deal "had to be right" for Hartlepool

Hartlepool United boss Colin Cooper says the deal which took striker Luke James to Peterborough 'had to be right' for the club.

The 19-year-old had been linked with Peterborough for several weeks and even submitted a formal transfer request in an attempt to force the move through.

But the clubs had failed to agree a deal until Peterborough made an improved offer on transfer deadline day which Hartlepool accepted.

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