SUNDERLAND striker Ryan Noble appears to have rejected the chance of a move to Hartlepool United.
The 20-year-old was the subject of a loan approach from Pools, but Neale Cooper says the player himself was not interested.
“We were keen, but how keen the lad was I don’t know,” he explained.
“Anyone who comes in has to want to be here.
“We’re always looking. I went to see Sunderland reserves on Tuesday afternoon.
“It’s hard to bring someone in when the lads are doing so well, but I still think we need strength in depth heading into a busy period.
“Sometimes clubs say they want their players to play, but we can’t guarantee that