David Edgar in his Burnley playing days.

Along with Scottish defender Fraser Kerr, Pools have signed two other new players in recent weeks, Gavan Holohan and David Edgar.

Holohan joined on a free transfer, having most recently played for Waterford FC in the League of Ireland.

A former Hull City youth player, Holohan has mainly played in Ireland but is looking to test himself in the English Leagues once again.

An attacking midfielder he has played 126 times in the Irish top flight, scoring twenty times and getting one assist – he also played twice in Europa League qualifying.

At 27 years of age he still has a lot to prove but is still yet to feature due to International clearance.

Edgar is a very experienced player, another central defender and a senior International for Canada.

His father, Eddie Edgar is a native of Jarrow and formerly played for Newcastle United and Hartlepool.

Edgar started his career in the North East with Newcastle and went on to play for Burnley, Swansea, Birmingham and Sheffield United in England.

He moved back to Canada in 2016 for Vancouver Whitecaps but hasn’t had a club since 2018 when he was released by Ottawa Fury.

After several trials in England he signed for Pools on a free transfer and made his debut in Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Dover Athletic.

Both players have bags of potential for Pools and will be of great advantage when pushing on looking to finally leave the National League next season.