Lewis Hawkins has become the latest young player to commit his future to Pools after putting pen to paper on a new deal at Victoria Park.
The midfielder has been on the books at Pools since being spotted playing for Horden Colliery Welfare four years ago and he went on to make his First Team debut against Walsall in March 2012.
His performances for the Youth Team and Reserves were enough for the Club to offer the Middlesbrough-born youngster a first professional contract a few weeks after his senior debut.
Hawkins was a regular once more for the Reserves during 2013/14 and his progress continued as he made five encouraging substitute appearances for the First Team in the final months of last term.
Those performances - and his high work-rate and determination in training - persuaded Colin Cooper to offer the 20-year-old a new deal which he was grateful to accept.
“I’m over the moon to get a new contract sorted,” Hawkins told Pools Player.
“I’ve been working hard and I ended up getting a few substitute appearances last season so now I want to make sure I come back fit and hopefully play some more.
“I thought I did well and made an impact in the games I came on and the Manager said as much to me afterwards – but now he’s asking for more from me and hopefully I can give it to him.”
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