6. Peter Hartley

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Defender     29     03.04.88         

Biography

Having missed out on Peter Hartley twice in the past, when the opportunity arose to bring him to Fir Park to replace the departing Ben Heneghan, ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson wasn’t going to the chance go a begging a third time.

A product of the Sunderland youth academy the defender made a single appearance during his time with the Black Cats, that coming as a substitute in a 2-0 win over Leicester in January 2007.

A loan move to Chesterfield towards the end of the following campaign broadened Peter’s horizons and he was keen to build on the dozen or so games he played during his time with the Spireites.

That opportunity came when he joined his home-town team Hartlepool Utd in the summer of 2009. Although his four year stint would ultimately end in relegation it was the making of Hartley as he developed into an accomplished defender who was as feared in the opposition box as much as his own.

After just a single league game of season 13’14 Hartley’s talents were deemed too good for League Two and he moved to Stevenage for a reported six figure sum. The move south was mixed with Hartley continuing to impress despite being utilised in several roles.

Unfortunately once again however the season overall would be disappointing as like Hartlepool before Stevenage were demoted from League One. Worse was to follow when Peter was released as The Boro adjusted financially to life in a lower division and after the stability of life at Victoria Park Hartley now found himself regularly on the move.

Plymouth were Peter’s next port of call in 2014 where he served under Derek Adams for a time and was a transfer target for Motherwell in 2015, before joining Bristol Rovers in 2016.

A single season with the Pirates saw Peter once again seeking a new club in the summer of 2017.

Stephen Robinson was keen to bring him on board but couldn’t get the deal over the line and Hartley instead joined Blackpool on a two year deal.

With opportunities at Bloomfield Road at a premium however and Motherwell in the market for a central defender after the sale of Ben Heneghan, Stephen Robinson secured Peter on a season long loan deal on the final day of the 2017 summer transfer window.

The defender has made an immediate impact bringing experience and assurance to the ‘Well rearguard whilst providing a goalscoring threat at the other end of the park, netting twice in his opening five games at the club.

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