Gavan Holohan has admitted he is already counting down the days to pre-season after he put pen to paper on a brand new deal to stay at Pools.
The midfield ace was back on the training ground on Monday morning, taking part in one of the two-day blocks that have been laid on for the players to maintain their fitness during the summer.
After completing his morning workout, Holohan then signed the paperwork on a fresh contract to commit his future to the Club and told us that he can’t wait for 2019/20 to come around.
“I’m delighted to get it done now and I can enjoy the summer and look forward to pre-season,” he admitted.
“I was keen to get things sorted here because I got a real taste for it last season, albeit I was only here a short period I got a taste for the Club and really wanted to stay.
“I knew I had the ability to come and do well so it was just about biding my time and waiting for an opportunity and luckily I did pretty well so I was pleased with that and now I want to kick-on for next season.
“I really want to get a good pre-season under my belt now. It was difficult coming in mid-season; I didn’t get here until February so I am looking forward to pre-season and really pressing on.
“My target is to break in to the team, keep my place in there and make as much of an impact as I can to help this Club have a successful season.”
Holohan is the second player to sign on the dotted line after it was confirmed that Nicke Kabamba had agreed a permanent move to The Super 6 Stadium following last term’s successful loan spell.
The Irishman is excited to see the squad come together over the next month or so and is confident that Pools can be fighting it out towards the top end of the National League next season.
“It’s a big year for the Club and I think everybody knows that the aim is get promoted,” said the 27-year-old, who made seven appearances and scored one goal for the Club last term.
“We have to look to come back and have a good pre-season and then hit the ground running when it all kicks-off again.
“I think there was plenty of positivity after the way the season ended so hopefully we can take that forward and, with the likes of Nicke signing and a few more hopefully too, we can have a strong squad.”