Jonathan Greening is set to be included in the Hartlepool squad for their game against Middlesbrough after joining the club on trial.
Hartlepool continued their preparations for the 2014/15 League Two season with a disappointing 3-0 home defeat to Sunderland.
Hartlepool boss Colin Cooper has decided to pass on the opportunity to sign trialists Eugen Bopp and Biko Bradnock-Brennan.
Hartlepool manager Colin Cooper has challenged Jonathan Franks to maintain his impressive pre-season form.
Colin Cooper has praised young Hartlepool duo Connor Smith and Kieran Green for grasping their opportunity with the first team.
Stephen Pears has taken up the dual role of assistant manager and goalkeeping coach at Hartlepool.
James Poole has chosen not to renew his contract and will leave Hartlepool after three years.
Colin Cooper has thanked Hartlepool's board for his support following the arrival this week of Matthew Bates and Stuart Parnaby.