The entire Pools First Team and Youth Team squads paid their respects to Michael Maidens at the training ground this week to commemorate the ninth anniversary of his tragic death.
Players and staff gathered next to the Memorial Bench at the Club’s Durham training base where they laid flowers in tribute to Michael, who passed away nine years ago today in a car accident.
“I remember Michael for being a talented footballer and a lovely lad to boot,” commented boss Craig Hignett, who played alongside him at Pools during 2006/07.
“I had the pleasure of doing some of Jeff Stelling’s Men United March alongside Michael’s brother earlier this year and it was nice to share some memories about him.
“I know not many of the players who are here now played with Michael but, as a Club, we will make sure that he is never forgotten.”