Hartlepool United have signed midfielder Josh Laurent on an undisclosed-length deal following his release by Brentford.
Laurent, 20, joined the Bees from west London rivals QPR in January 2015 but made just one League Cup appearance in his 12-month stay.
He joined Pools' League Two rivals Newport County on loan earlier this season where he played four games.
Pools also re-signed forward Luke James earlier on transfer deadline day.
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