Pools trialist impresses

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Hartlepool United may offer trialist Mohamed Ali Doumbouya a contract after he impressed for the reserves.

The Guinea-born striker has been playing his club football in France, but is now trying to clinch a deal in England.

He scored for Pools' second string against Hull earlier this week and reserve team boss Ian Butterworth admits it has given boss Danny Wilson food for thought.

"Mo did pretty well considering he has not played much recently," said Butterworth.

"We got the chance to have a look at him and it doesn't do any harm.

"He took his goal well and put himself about. It is something for Danny to think about."

A decision on another trialist - Dimitrios Rizos - has been deferred after the Greek keeper failed to receive his international clearance in time to face Hull.

Meanwhile, Port Vale manager Martin Foyle has expressed his disappointment that Richie Humphreys has returned to Hartlepool after his loan spell concluded.

Foyle said: "They have called him back, they have had one or two injuries and it's their prerogative.

"It is disappointing, but he is their player."