There was a special moment for Brad Walker at the training ground on Friday when he was presented with the shirt he wore in his professional debut against Rochdale.
The Club have made it a tradition to frame a player’s match shirt when they make their first senior appearance and Walker is the latest to receive the memento after debuting on the opening day of the season.
Boss Colin Cooper gathered all of his First Team and Youth Team players together after training on Friday and made a short speech before handing over the framed shirt to the young midfielder.
Walker also said a few words of his own on accepting the shirt, making sure to thank the rest of the players for making the transition to life in the First Team an easy one.
“I’d just like to thank you all for welcoming me in to such a good squad so early; the encouragement you’ve been given me is really appreciated,” the 17-year-old told his team-mates.
You can watch a video of the presentation right now on Pools Player – click here to view.