The former Ashington striker became a firm favourite at the Daren Persson Stadium during an eight-year stay with Robins and played a key role in one of the most successful periods in the club’s history.
Youngster Jack Tolley headed Russ Penn’s visitors into a 20th minute lead, the ball just creeping inside keeper Lewis Clayton’s far post, with Amari Morgan-Smith doubling the advantage ten minutes later.
The two clubs have agreed a deal and the 21-year-old prospect has finalised personal terms. Now the talented playmaker is set to knuckle down and hopes to force his way into manager John Coleman’s first team plans for the forthcoming season.
Second-half goals from Dan McCrory and star man Kyle Bennett earned victory for National League Notts County but Coalville, in their first meaningful game since November, certainly played their part in an end-to-end encounter.
After a turgid first period, where the only incident of note was a fiercely struck penalty from Chester’s Anthony Dudley that rattled the base of the Bury post before going to safety, the game bounced into life in the second half.
Anthony Limbrick’s side scored twice in as many minutes in their first game at home in front of fans for 16 months and not only had a win over the Irish league big-spenders, but also bagged an extra 300k euros to go on top of the 250k euros they received for qualifying.
The 30-year-old midfielder led Pools to promotion into the Football League at the end of last season, scoring what turned out to be the winning spot-kick in the playoff final shoot-out against Torquay.