James Poole: Dover Athletic sign Bury striker on loan

James Poole
Poole scored four goals in 38 appearances for Hartlepool last season

Conference side Dover Athletic have signed Bury striker James Poole on loan until January.

The 24-year-old has only made four appearances for the Shakers since joining from fellow League Two side Hartlepool United this summer.

Poole, who can also play on the wing and in midfield, came through the youth ranks at Manchester City but never featured for the Premier League club.

He is eligible to play for Dover in both the FA Cup and the FA Trophy.

Meanwhile, Dover have handed goalkeeper Andrew Rafferty a deal until the end of the 2015-16 campaign and cancelled the contract of Jeff Goulding by mutual consent.