Trevor Carson has revealed his relief at relocating back to the north east of England, and believes his move to Hartlepool United will bring the best out of him on the pitch.The 27-year-old spent last season with Cheltenham Town in Sky Bet League 2, winning their Player of the Year award, having been on the books at Sunderland for six years before that.
And the Northern Irish goalkeeper, who is Ronnie Moore's sixth summer signing at Victoria Park, insists his north east homecoming will help his performances.
“My form last season and the season before has been good and now I am ready to kick on,” he explained to Pools Player.
“I am at a good age and my experience on the international scene has given me a real taste for it – I am settled back in the north east now and I am going to put my head completely into football.
“Last year there was a lot of travelling involved to see my daughter who lives up here but this year I can just concentrate on being a footballer again and hopefully that tells on the pitch.
“I’m looking forward to a week or two back in Belfast to chill out but then I will be chomping at the bit to get going again.
“Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the training but straight away I have been asking about our pre-season fixtures because I can’t wait to get back playing 90 minutes.
“I want to interact with the fans, get that feeling and build up the bonds; I am really looking forward to it and it’s exciting times, there’s no doubt about that.”.