Andy Rafferty is a goalkeeper who signed for Hartlepool in May 2010 after impressing playing for the reserves at the end of the 2009-10 season. Rejected by Darlington as a junior, he had subsequently made appearances for a number of Northern League clubs, most recently Guisborough Town. He was unlucky to pick up an early season injury, but once fully recovered he benefited from full-time training and showed promise playing for the reserves. Andy made his first-team debut late in the season against Tranmere Rovers, and proved to be a capable deputy for regular ?keeper Scott Flinders.
So, it looks like Robin van Persie is heading towards the Old Trafford exit door.
History is generally favourable to hosts in big finals.
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