Liam Noble penned a new deal with Pools and then revealed that the spirit and togetherness within the squad can drive the Club up the National League table next season.
The midfield star was down at The Super 6 Stadium on Friday afternoon to apply the finishing touches to his fresh contract after top scoring from midfield during his debut campaign.
Noble admitted that’s delighted to get the deal done and dusted but insisted there was never really any doubt about where his future lay once the Club made their offer.
“I am absolutely buzzing to get the deal done,” he told us.
“It would have got done earlier but there’s been a few things going on in my personal life which I had to get sorted first but I was always going to sign and I’m really happy to be staying.
“I enjoyed last season from a personal point of view and scored a few goals – people might say that they’re penalties but you’ve still got to take them and I chipped in with a few assists as well.
“It was good, but I know we can achieve more as a team next season because, ever since the new Manager has come in, we’ve looked a better side and more solid so we have to take that forward.
“It’s a tight bunch of lads, there are a few who have already signed new deals and we’ve brought in a couple of new faces too so I know for a fact we’ll do better next season.”
Noble – who scored 13 goals and chipped in with 9 assists last term – became a popular figure at the Club as much for his personality as his performances during 2018/19.
The 28-year-old is looking forward to doing even better in his second season with the Club and feels that there is a positive atmosphere building ahead of their return to training next month.
“Having been down to sign my contract I know there’s a good feeling around the place, everyone seems happy.
“I know that the lads will be enjoying their time off because it’s a long season but when it comes round again we’ll enjoy getting back at it on the training ground.
“It’s a hard league but the togetherness we have in the group can be worth 10 or 15 points over a season and I think you saw how that got us through games towards the end of last year.
“We have some good pre-season games to look forward to already and that should give us a great platform to go and have a right good go at it.”