COLIN Cooper has had a busy morning, the Hartlepool United boss signing three players.

As expected Tommy Miller put pen to paper on a contract, and he's been joined by Michael Woods and Ryan Brobbel.

Woods has signed a permanent deal, with Brobbel joining his home-town club on loan from Middlesborugh. 

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The midfielder spent time on loan at York last season, impressing at Bootham Crescent scoring four in 21 games. 

Woods has been on trial at Pools this summer. He was at Harrogate Town last season, where he was courted by Cooper. He started at Leeds before moving to Chelsea in controversial £5m double deal.

Miller returns to Pools after leaving in 2001 for Ipswich. He will wear the No 10 shirt.