Gary Liddle Keen to Secure a Permanent Move to Hartlepool Gary Liddle Keen to Secure a Permanent Move to Hartlepool
Gary Liddle Keen to Secure a Permanent Move to Hartlepool

Gary Liddle Keen to Secure a Permanent Move to Hartlepool

Walsall defender Gary Liddle, who is currently on loan with Vanarama National League outfit Hartlepool United, has admitted he would welcome the opportunity to make his move to Victoria Park a permanent one.
33-year-old Liddle rejoined the Pools, the club where he made his professional breakthrough - going on to make over 280 appearances over six seasons, on a short-term loan deal earlier this month.

He made his second Hartlepool debut last weekend, entering a Man of the Match winning performance as the non-league side secured a win and clean-sheet against Dagenham and Redbridge.

The Middlesbrough-born man has made well over six-hundred career appearances but found his opportunities limited in WS1, making just sixteen appearances since arriving in the summer, and is keen to return to the Pools in order to earn more match minutes.

Speaking via the Hartlepool Mail, Gary admitted; "To sign here would be a big positive. If an opportunity arises that gives me a bit of security or a bit of happiness then I’d take it.

"I love the area and being here, I hate being away from my family. But the main thing is about being at a football club where you’re playing and feeling wanted. I’m just looking forward to making the most of the opportunity."

Liddle, who has played for clubs such as Notts County, Bradford City, Chesterfield, and Carlisle United since departing Victoria Park in 2012 admitted it is tough to see the club he played most of his games in League One for is now down in the National League.

Gary continued; "There’s not getting away from the fact that this isn’t the club that it once was when I left when it was in League One. Over the course of coming back six or seven years later, they’re now two leagues below so it’s been up and down.

"It’s a new era with Dave coming in and hopefully the only way is up. I don’t see this as a final move or anything, if the loan deal ends and isn’t extended then I’ll go somewhere else.

"It’s a short career in football and I’ve got a lot of friends who have played into their late 30s and I’ve just turned 33 so I certainly don’t see myself as an old dog.

"I’ve played a lot of games and hopefully there will be a lot more to come, hopefully it’s at Hartlepool United but whatever the future holds, I’ll certainly be playing football."
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