Pools snap up Black Cat
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hartlepool United have signed Sunderland centre back Neill Collins on loan.Hartlepool United have signed Sunderland centre back Neill Collins on a six-month loan deal.
The former Dumbarton man has seen first team opportunities limited since moving to The Black Cats in a £25,000 move last summer.
The Scotland Under-21 international makes the short switch to Victoria Park, as Pools boss Martin Scott looks to add some much-needed cover in the centre of his backline.
"He's a strong, dominant and vocal defender who has always played very well when called upon at Sunderland," Scott told the club's official website.
"We tried to get him before the season started and it didn't come off but Mick McCarthy has brought in some new players and that means he can let Neill go on loan."