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Hartlepool Keen on Deacey

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Hartlepool United manager Colin Cooper is still running the rule over triallist Jordan Deacey but admits the teenager has….

…..impressed during his time at the club.

Skrill North club Bradford Park Avenue`s 19-year-old attacking midfielder has been training with the Sky Bet League Two outfit in recent weeks.

Deacey has twice appeared for the reserves at Pools, including scoring the opening goal in the 5-2 thrashing of Scunthorpe United.

Cooper has been impressed with Deacey and plans on having further talks with the teenager and his manager – his dad John.

The Avenue manager is the man who recommended Pools’ right-back Michael Duckworth to Cooper in the summer and the defender has been an immediate hit at The Vic.

German-born Duckworth has made a seamless transition from non-League football to playing regularly at Pools and Cooper will continue to assess Deacey to see whether he thinks he too would make the grade.

The teenager has done his chances no harm, however, after impressing in training and reserve matches.

Cooper said: “I have had conversations with Jordan and his father and I like what Jordan can do.

“The two reserve games that Jordan has played were against younger opposition but he has really sparkled and he is only 19.

“Jordan is non-contract so we could bring him in until the end of the season and have a look but I will have a chat with him.

“He is a nice lad, I have a lot of time for him and his dad and as I have said to his dad he has a lot of attributes which I like.

“Jordan likes taking the ball and is quite creative and in the two reserves games he has shown he can score a goal as well.

“At 19, I think there is definitely some potential there.”

Deacey arrived at Park Avenue in the summer of 2011 and his debut season saw the teenager go from strength to strength, firmly cementing his place in the side following some solid performances in the second half of the season.


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