Luke Molyneux has admitted he can't wait to get his teeth stuck in to the National League after he completed the paperwork on a permanent deal with Pools.
Outsiders questioned whether Pools would be able to lure the 21-year-old back to The Super 6 Stadium following his eye-catching spell on loan from Sunderland last season.
However, Pools boss Craig Hignett moved quickly once the talented Molyneux was released from The Stadium of Light and held off competition from other clubs to secure his signature.
“It’s been a while coming but I’ve been looking forward to coming back so now it’s all done I am just looking forward to kicking on and meeting the lads again,” Molyneux told Pools PlayerHD.
“The gaffer has been a big influence on me. He understands me as a player so that makes things a whole lot easier, I think.
“I’m definitely excited to come back and kick on from where I left off and I just want to try and help us get back to where we should be, back in the League.
“I enjoyed it a lot last season, I was playing quite a bit and obviously the fans were helping in that so I can’t wait to get started.”
The attacking star, who scored two goals for Pools last term, has revealed that it will be a family affair for him at home games during 2019/20 and that will help drive him on further.
“My mam and dad will be getting their Season Tickets in and will be here at every game and I will have quite a few other members of the family here too,” he explained.
“My grandad has been a Season Ticket holder at Sunderland for 50 years but he’s decided to swap and come to Hartlepool now that I am here.
“He says he is really looking forward to watching me so that’s a bit more motivation for me too.”