Stevenage have signed defender Peter Hartley from Hartlepool for an undisclosed five-figure fee.

The 25-year-old, who is comfortable at left-back or at centre-back, played 181 times for Pools during his four years at the club.

Hartley told Stevenage's official website: "I'm delighted to be here and I'm looking forward to getting my head down.

"The training ground here is different class, the attention to detail in and around the club is brilliant and I can't wait to get going."