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Nearney Next To Sign New Pools Deal

18 April 2016

Josh Nearney has become the latest players to commit his future to the Club by signing a brand new contract at Victoria Park.

The young defender has been on the books at Pools since he was 16 and has made good progress, going on to make his First Team debut when he came off the bench against Sheffield United in October.

Although he has played the majority of his football at centre-back, Nearney has made the successful transition to right-back this term where he has operated regularly for the Reserves.

He signed his first professional contract at the Club in the summer of 2014 and has now impressed boss Craig Hignett enough to win a new deal.

"Josh is a good young defender with a really good attitude and he's not far away from breaking in to the team," Hignett explained.

"I see him more as a right-back now but it's useful that he can play a couple of positions and if he keeps working hard then I think he's got a real chance in the game."

Nearney follows in the footsteps of Adam Bartlett, Trevor Carson and Lewis Hawkins who all signed new contracts with the Club last week.

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