Sean Kavanagh: Fulham defender joins Hartlepool on loan until end of season

Sean Kavanagh
Republic of Ireland youth international Sean Kavanagh (left) has played 27 times for Fulham

Hartlepool have signed defender Sean Kavanagh from Fulham on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old, who had a loan spell at Mansfield last season, is a left-back who can also play in midfield.

Dublin-born Kavanagh has been at Fulham since 2011 and made his debut in a 1-0 defeat by Wolves in August 2014.

Meanwhile, Pools goalkeeper Trevor Carson is set to miss the rest of this campaign as he requires surgery on a shoulder injury in two weeks' time.

Former Bury and Cheltenham stopper Carson, 28, has made 23 appearances in all competitions for the League Two club this term.