Bradley Fewster was at The Northern Gas and Power Stadium on Tuesday afternoon to put pen to paper on his half-season loan with Pools.
And the Middlesbrough forward was excited to finally get a move sorted that will see him get the chance to play regular competitive football.
“I am really looking forward to it,” Fewster told hartlepoolunited.co.uk.
“From not really playing much in the Under-21s to hopefully going straight into First Team football, it is something I have been looking to do since the start of pre-season so I am looking forward to it.”
The move to Pools was an easy one for Middlesbrough-born Fewster, who has history with the Club’s management team.
“Craig Hignett was my coach at Under 13 and I knew Curtis Fleming from the Under 16s as well so I know what they are like.
“I thought they were both class when I worked with them before and it is also a friendly face that you know already as well - already from the first day, they are calling you by your nickname, which is good.”
The England Youth international spent a successful spell on loan with York City last season during which he scored eight goals in 24 appearances.
Now he's excited to return to League Two and get among the goals for Pools as he looks to build his experience of senior football.
“It is miles better than Under-21 football," he admitted.
"It's just the whole environment, playing in front of fans is really good and I enjoy it and hopefully I will get that chance in plenty of games.”