Hartlepool want Newcastle and Sunderland players next season, says boss Ronnie Moore

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Newcastle United and Sunderland will be keen to send some of their brightest prospects out on loan.

Hartlepool United manager Ronnie Moore has told the Hartlepool Mail that he is intending to sign players from Newcastle United and Sunderland in the summer. 

The League Two side do not have the biggest budget so they are hoping to use their local connections to secure some of the Magpies' and the Black Cats' brightest youngsters.

Hartlepool feel that they could aid Newcastle's and Sunderland's prospects development by offering them first-team football and it could be a link which works for all the clubs involved.

“We have a nice understanding with Sunderland," he said.

"We have had a few players out of Newcastle too and when those clubs are all back in pre-season, then I will be speaking to all of the managers of the big teams around us to see if they can throw a few our way.

“We are local and there will be a fighting spirit here and the players will be coming here to learn.”

This season was a memorable one for Hartlepool as they narrowly avoided relegation in dramatic circumstances.

Moore will be determined to ensure that next campaign is a far less nervy one, though, and to do that he will need to add quality.

By signing some Premier League youngsters he should enhance the quality of his squad without spending too much of his budget.

It could be crucial for Newcastle and Sunderland, too, as both teams have shown a reluctance to try out their academy players in their own first-team, so giving them the chance to play regular competitive football can only be a good thing. 

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