Adam Bartlett has become the second player to commit his future to the Club by signing a new contract at Victoria Park.
The 30-year-old goalkeeper was at The Vic on Friday afternoon to put pen to paper on the new deal after joining the Club last summer from Gateshead.
Bartlett began the season in the side and produced a string of commanding performances as Pools kept three clean sheets and won four in a row to kick-off the new campaign in style.
The return to fitness of Trevor Carson in October meant Bartlett had to be content with a place on the bench but he’s done more than enough to convince new boss Craig Hignett of his credentials.
“Trevor is probably the best keeper in League Two but Adam isn’t far behind,” Hignett insisted.
“His attitude and professionalism has been a shining light to everyone at the Club to be honest and I’m really pleased we’ve been able to tie him down to a new deal.
“It’s a difficult job when you’re a number two but Barts’ application and dedication has been first class and I would certainly have no worries about playing him.
“I want both keepers to push each other and provide that competition for places – having those two at the Club means I think we have the best pair in the division, whichever way round they are.”