Striker wants out at Victoria Park amid interest from Peterborough

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COLIN COOPER has confirmed striker Luke James has reiterated his desire to leave Hartlepool United.

The striker put a transfer request in on Monday, but followed up with a second on Tuesday evening, after playing in Pools’ 2-0 home defeat to Dagenham.

Peterborough are keen on the 19-year-old striker and have submitted a bid for his services, although it is understood be be not close to the £1m mark reported.

Cooper said this morning: “All I can say is that, as a contracted player I expected him to play the other night and he did himself credit. After the game I was handed another transfer request, so that’s where we are.’’

James and Cooper are expected to hold talks after training today to try and determine his future.

Pools will set off for Saturday’s game at Wimbledon in the morning and James is expected to be part of the squad that travels. 

Pools have today signed Charlie Wyke on loan for a month from Middlesbrough. The striker has previously been on loan at Pools in the 2012/13 season and last season played against Pools while on loan for Saturday's opponents Wimbledon. 

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8:51pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Tony London Poolie says...

James wants to go and if Pools can get a good deal including a sell on clause of around 25% it makes sense to let him go now. However this should only be if Cooper is allowed to use some of the fee to get in some decent players , he should already have a list of wants rather than make do with short term loans.
James wants to go and if Pools can get a good deal including a sell on clause of around 25% it makes sense to let him go now. However this should only be if Cooper is allowed to use some of the fee to get in some decent players , he should already have a list of wants rather than make do with short term loans. Tony London Poolie
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8:59pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Tony London Poolie says...

James wants to go and if Pools can get a 25% sell on clause they should let him go now. However this should only happen if Cooper is allowed to use some of the fee to replace him with at least a proven goal scorer and a couple of decent midfielders with pace and hard tackling . Pools currently are a soft touch.
James wants to go and if Pools can get a 25% sell on clause they should let him go now. However this should only happen if Cooper is allowed to use some of the fee to replace him with at least a proven goal scorer and a couple of decent midfielders with pace and hard tackling . Pools currently are a soft touch. Tony London Poolie
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8:44am Fri 22 Aug 14

TownEndView says...

It's clear Luke James wants to be away. He will be a miss but good luck to him ... Peterborough are getting a fine young player. So ... we need a pacy, physical goalscorer to replace him. Easier said than done. Looks like another loanee is coming in to fill the gap for now in Charlie Wyke. Did OK in his last spell but needs be more physical an bullish.
Still very concerned where the goals are going to coming from.
Keep the faith....you never know we might go on an unbeaten run starting Saturday.
It's clear Luke James wants to be away. He will be a miss but good luck to him ... Peterborough are getting a fine young player. So ... we need a pacy, physical goalscorer to replace him. Easier said than done. Looks like another loanee is coming in to fill the gap for now in Charlie Wyke. Did OK in his last spell but needs be more physical an bullish. Still very concerned where the goals are going to coming from. Keep the faith....you never know we might go on an unbeaten run starting Saturday. TownEndView
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