Pools sign midfielder Gamble from Cork
Joe G - signed
By Charlie Summerbell
January 5 2010
Hartlepool United have signed Cork City midfield Joe Gamble, the second player to join the club from the Irish side following the summer switch by striker Denis Behan. Gamble was available on a free transfer after hard-up Cork could not afford to pay his wages last month, and signs after a successful trial at the Vic.
Leon McSweeney, signed from Stockport during the summer, is another former Cork player in the Pools squad.
Gamble, who is 27 and has two Irish caps, is the sort of holding midfield player boss Chris Turner has been looking for since the summer, following the last-minute collapse of his move for another Cork player, Colin Healy.
He signed for Ipswich and was a possible loan target for Turner during the January window, but it’s thought his wages are too high for Pools to match.
Gamble has been given the number 30 in the Pools squad, and is expected to be in the squad for Saturday’s game at Charlton – if it goes ahead.
Editor's note - once again, we have been forced to take disciplinary action against the writer of this article because he failed to use a single pun using the surname Gamble. I bet he's sick now.
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Pools seem to always drag out their signings and sometimes we miss out but this is a done deal 5 days into the transfer window so well done to them.
I sometimes think we are too "nice".
Should have a posotive impact on the team
Any more where they came from?
We were supposed to be getting a lot of talent from Scandinavia, but Ireland seems a better place to go at present.