Hartlepool United keep eye on Samuel Adjei

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FORMER Sweden youth cap Samuel Adjei will continue to train with Hartlepool United after impressing for the reserves yesterday, writes CRAIG HOPE.

The 20-year-old – released by Newcastle after three years on Tyneside – caught the eye during yesterday’s 1-0 defeat to Rotherham.

Adjei, who can operate on either wing or as a central striker, has been on trial with Neale Cooper’s men since Monday and he is set to remain at Maiden Castle until at least early next week.

Second-string boss Micky Barron said: “He trained on Monday and we had some small games and everything he hit went in.

“I thought in patches yesterday he looked really bright and he’s a little bit different to anything else we have at the club already.”

Adjei was joined in the reserves by fellow trialist Steven Irwin, an ex-Liverpool academy midfielder.

The 21-year-old was only introduced at half-time with the club still awaiting clearance for him to feature when the game kicked off.

Pools’ Adam Boyd missed a first-half penalty, smashing his shot against the post.