Monkhouse fretting over size of squad

Hartlepool survived relegation to League Two on the last day of last season and Monkhouse believes that reinforces are badly needed to stop it happening again.

“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want any new signings. I think it is a bit of a worry,” he told the Hartlepool Mail.

“You turn on Sky and teams are signing all these players.

“I’ve seen a lot of League Two teams and League One teams who don’t get the 20,000 attendances signing players.

“I thought we’d have signed a few but it has not happened yet. I think if you asked the gaffer he’d want a few signings so hopefully we can get a few before Saturday.”