Nathan Sheron has completed his move from Oldham Athletic to Hartlepool United, for an undisclosed fee.

The midfielder had 12 months remaining on his contract at Boundary Park but was advised by manager Micky Mellon after the end of last season that he was not part of the Scot's first team plans going forward.

Sheron made almost 90 appearances for Latics after being signed by John Sheridan in the summer of 2022.

The 26-year-old becomes Hartlepool boss Darren Sarll's third signing of the summer, following the additions of Luke Charman and Jack Hunter.

"Nathan is at a key stage in his career and I believe his best season is ahead of him in a Hartlepool United shirt," said Sarll.

"He will bring combativeness and a desire to dominate the middle third of the pitch, ensuring we have the energy to enable us to regain possession and attack quickly.

"When you look at Nathan‘s background and the coaches he has worked for, it instantly showcases the type of resilience and character that he possesses."

He added: "Nathan‘s acquisition has been part of a lengthy process where both parties have worked extremely hard to ensure a really positive outcome.

"Myself and Joe Monks (head of football operations) made Nathan a priority from the very start and it's very promising that we are able to sign this calibre of player.

"His winning mentality further adds to the dressing room that is growing with these psychological attributes.

"The window has been slow, but it goes to show that for the players we have identified to help us succeed are very much worth the weight."

After completing his move to the north east, Sheron said: "I'm proud to be here. I was really keen to come here after speaking to the gaffer - the way he wants to the team to play, it suits me to a T.

"Over the last two years I really enjoyed my time at Oldham. I was lucky enough to play the majority of the games and I just want to build on that again.

"I want to do the same again this year and keep building consistency and hopefully we have a good season and kick on."

He added: "I can't wait to get started, it seems like a good place to be. The pitch and the stadium look tremendous and I'm really looking forward to the start of the season."