Hartlepool United boss Ronnie Moore has secured his third signing of the close season by securing the services of Carl Magnay, who joins from Grimsby Town, the club’s official website has confirmed.
The highly-rated 26-year-old was instrumental for the Mariners last season as they reached the Vanarama Conference Play-Off Final, before narrowly missing out on promotion after a penalty shoot-out against Bristol Rovers.
The Gateshead-born player scooped no fewer than six awards at the end-of-season awards, including Supporters’ Player of the Year.
Magnay brings versatility to the Pools’ side and is comfortable when operating in either full-back position or in the centre of defence.
After being released by Leeds United as a youngster, Magnay found a somewhat unconventional route back into professional football when earned a contract at Chelsea by winning the second series of Sky One show Football Icon in 2007.
Whilst with the Blues he gained invaluable experience on loan with MK Dons and Northampton Town, and also gained a Northern Ireland Under-21 cap.
A serious knee injury saw him depart Chelsea without playing a first-team game and he subsequently joined Gateshead before heading off to Grimsby in 2013.
Hartlepool fans.. Are you happy with Ronnie Moore’s business so far?