Name: Regan Poole
Position: Right Back
Born: 18 June 1998 Cardiff
Former Club: MK Dons
Contract Expires: Undisclosed (according to transfermarkt) –
2020/21: Appearance 21 (4) Goals 0
Regan Poole was part of the Cardiff City youth setup before moving to Newport County, via a trial at Man Utd. His Exiles debut came at the tender age of 16 years and 94 days when he played for them against Shrewsbury. After 14 League Two starts across two seasons, he was picked up by Man Utd for £100,000, making his debut for them in the Europa League against Danish side Midtjylland. Former United star Mickey Thomas described Poole as an ‘international of the future’ after that game in February 2016.
He didn’t appear anywhere in 2016/17, but in 2017/18 he was playing League One football. He spent a season on loan with Northampton Town, starting 18 league matches, although he fell out of favour after Christmas as the Cobblers plunged towards relegation, and went back to Old Trafford in the summer.
Following his first senior stint, he went back to Newport County on loan at Christmas 2018. He did really well for his old club, settling quickly and helping them to a 1-0 win against Lincoln in the penultimate game of the season, with the title already secured a week prior. Upon returning to Old Trafford, he was deemed surplus to requirements and he left United, at 20-years-old and facing an uncertain future.
MK Dons picked him up quickly and he settled and become a key player for them. He’s played 50 times in all competitions with 31 starts in League One, and scored four goals. Poole penned a deal with MK in 2019, a deal that was set to expires June 2021 according to Transfermarkt. Regan has been called up to the Wales senior squad, in October 2019, but didn’t play.
He was announced as a City player live on the pre-game YouTube show Match Day Live, ahead of the fixture with Doncaster Rovers. Although not eligible to play in that tie, he made his debut on Friday, February 5 as we beat Gillingham 3-0 at Priestfield, coming on as a 74th-minute sub for TJ Eyoma.
He made his first appearance at Sincil Bank on Valentine’s Day, also his first start for the club, as Accrington Stanley shared a 2-2 draw with us, but he subsequently missed the EFL Trophy semi-final defeat against Sunderland having appeared three times for MK Dons (scoring three goals). He was back in the side on February 20 as the Imps beat Wigan Athletic 2-1 at the DW Stadium.
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