MARCUS Carver has left Hartlepool United after eight months with the club to join Scunthorpe United for an undisclosed fee.

After Pools swooped to sign the 28-year-old frontman from National League North side Southport, he made 16 appearances but failed to score in his time at the Suit Direct Stadium.

Carver drops back to the National League with the Irons following in the footsteps of Reagan Ogle, who also left Pools this summer to move to Scunthorpe United.

He said: "I've heard about the move for the past couple of weeks and I'm happy to get it over the line now, and am just looking forward to getting started.

"The aim is to bounce back into the EFL. I understand the gaffer has a good team here now and it'll take some time for me to break into it, but I'm just looking to work hard and fight for my chances.

"Reags has signed too and is another lad who needs game time. He's a good, athletic lad and I wish him the best here as well. Hopefully we can both do the best job for Scunthorpe we can."

Carver was handed the number 11 shirt ahead of the season but was not involved in the opening day defeat to Walsall due to a thigh injury.

Pools boss Paul Hartley has made no secret of his desire to bring forwards to the club this summer which has allowed Carver to make the move to Humberside.