Young Pools forward Connor Smith has joined Whitby Town on a one-month loan deal.
Smith has been out with an ankle injury in recent weeks but is now back to fitness and is eager to get some minutes under his belt during the temporary move to Whitby.
The 20-year-old has managed only one First Team appearance for Pools so far this term, coming off the bench to play the second half in our Checkatrade Trophy game at Notts County in August.
Boss Craig Hignett is now keen for Smith, who is comfortable playing out wide or in a central attacking role, to get some game time and the move to Whitby is seen as the perfect chance.
Smith signed the paperwork on his loan switch on Tuesday morning and will go straight in to contention when The Seasiders host Goole in the League Cup at The Turnbull Ground tonight.