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Hartlepool United FC Youth Team Profiles

Ryan Catterick
Goalkeeper

The Middlesbrough-born goalkeeper joined Pools from Boro at the age of 13 and has made excellent progress during his time in the Club’s Academy. Blessed with good handling and impressive shot-stopping skills, Catterick’s distribution with both feet is also first class. He is also a key player for the Youth Team in terms of organisation in defence.

Scott Moloney
Goalkeeper

The former Huddersfield Town youngster is in his first season at the Club and has shown great promise in his early months in the Academy. A reliable shot-stopper with a great sense of positioning, Moloney is also comfortable playing out from the back when called upon.

Jack Cooper
Defender

The Newcastle-born youngster joined the Club on trial as an Under-16 and did enough to earn a scholarship. An aggressive defender who is committed in the tackle, Cooper has also shown the ability to operate in a more advanced role in midfield and is very capable of getting forward to support the attack.

Jordan Fielding
Defender

The destructive centre-back has been on the books at Pools since he was in the Under-11s having moved to the town from Blackburn at a very young age. He is dominant in the air but is also comfortable getting the ball down and playing out from the back.

Cameron Holliday
Defender

The young defender moved to Pools when he was 14 following two years on the books at Sunderland. Comfortable at right-back or even in a more advanced position on the right flank, Holliday has shown a tenacious attitude to his training and a real willingness to improve his game.

Jacob Owen
Defender

Centre-back Owen has been on the books at Pools for four years now and has developed his technique and strength to become particular effective at 1v1 defending. Strong in the air and comfortable playing out from the back when the time is right, he can also step forward in to midfield with confidence.

Kenton Richardson
Defender

The attacking full-back is now in to his third season with the Club and has developed in to a very versatile and athletic performer. Committed in the tackle and comfortable in his defensive duties, Richardson has also shown good dribbling skills and excellent delivery from wide area which make him a threat going forward too.

Josh Hawkes
Midfielder

The attacking midfielder is now in to his third year at the Club and has already shown a great ability to read the game and shows great intelligence when in possession. He is capable of scoring goals coming from deeper positions and also possesses and excellent delivery from wide areas.

Lewis Orrell
Midfielder

The Gateshead-born talent is in his first season at the Club and has shown lots of promise during the early months. Neat and tidy on the ball and with a keen eye for goal, he also has good vision for a pass as well being able to break up opposition attacks when required.

Jon Weirs
Midfielder

The Sunderland-born midfielder has been on the books at Pools since 2014 and has shown great promise. Weirs is good on the ball and likes to carry it forward to create chances for his team-mates with his sweet left. He has good close control, is clever in the final third and has an eye for goal.

Ethan Wood
Midfielder

The talented midfielder has been with Pools since he was just ten-years-old and has developed in to an intelligent performer in the engine room. An effective organiser who is positive in his distribution, Wood is effective at breaking up play, whilst also getting forward to support the attack.

Ryan Robinson
Striker

A quick and versatile attacker, Robinson has been on the books at Pools for the last couple of years. Although also comfortable up front, he has shown his versatility by also looking at home as an old-fashioned winger who can use his pace and excellent delivery to create chances for the team.

Niall Short
Striker

The Bishop Auckland born attacker has been with Pools since 2014 having spent the previous two years on the books at Middlesbrough. A pacey winger who is positive and direct with the ball, he has good dribbling skills and the tricks to beat his opponents as well as excellent crossing delivery.

Connor Simpson
Striker

The promising Guisborough-born forward is now in his second season with the Club and is improving all the time. With the potential to be an old-fashioned target man, Simpson is good in the air but also had good feet and sharp finishing skills.

Liam Travers
Striker

The Billingham-born front man is now in to his third year at Pools and has shown real ability to hold the ball up and become a focal point for the team. As well as being capable of scoring himself, Travers is also adept at creating chances for his team-mates due to his power in the air and intelligent movement in and around the box.