New boys are class acts, says Pool boss

DANIEL Nardiello and Zesh Rehman will be huge additions to the Seasiders squad – that's the view of Simon Grayson.

The Seasiders chief believes he has signed two high quality players who can play a big part in ensuring Pool have a successful Championship campaign.

Grayson has spoken in more detail about the two new boys, who have arrived at Bloomfield Road as part of the deal which saw Kaspars Gorkss go in the opposite direction.

He reckons he can help Nardiello recapture the scoring form he displayed at Barnsley, where he netted 28 goals in 55 starts.

And he claims he is such a big fan of Rehman's that he was trying to sign him earlier in the summer, before QPR had even launched a bid for Gorkss.

"Zesh is someone who can play right back, centre back and in midfield and he's a player that we spoke about earlier in the summer, even before the Kaspars Gorkss situation came around," revealed Grayson. "His utility and versatility will be very useful for us.

"As for Danny he is hard working with an eye for goal and we like those kind of players. I want people who work hard for the team.

"It has always been the case that we needed some strikers and at this moment in time with two injured (Stephen McPhee and Steve Kabba) it highlights that.

"He had a frustrating period last year at QPR but the year before he got quite a lot of goals at Barnsley and hopefully we can help him recapture that sort of form and those fitness levels and he can get the goals that can earn us some points in the Championship."

Grayson added: "A big thing with both the players is that they were very keen to come here.

"They have impressed us with their attitude and I am delighted to get the pair of them."

Nardiello and Rehman will make their Pool debuts at Tranmere on Saturday in the final pre-season workout.