HUMPHREYS HEADS NORTH
By Stephen Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 23-year-old will be joined at Victoria Park by transfer-listed Cambridge midfielder Neil Mustoe for a week's trial in the North East.
However, U's boss John Beck explained that Humphreys will be returning to the Abbey Stadium at the end of pre-season training in order that the club's management can assess his form and decide on whether or not to offer him a permanent contract.
"Richard is training at Hartlepool because his agent has sorted him out with a trial there, and the situation hasn't changed at Cambridge," he remarked.
"We've got an agreement, me and Richard, that he's going to play a few games for us and at the end of pre-season we're going to sit down and discuss whether we can offer him a contract or not.
"That's the agreement we have and I hope to see him back for those games, but obviously he's going up there to secure another contract just in case he doesn't do well for us and we don't offer him a contract at Cambridge."