HartlepoolUnited are delighted to announce the loan signing of Henrich Ravas
joins us from Championship side Derby County and will stay with Pools for thefull 2020/21 season.
The 6'4 Slovakian joined Derby after
spending time with both Sky Bet League 1 side Peterborough United and NationalLeague North outfit Boston United on non-contract terms.
Ravas gained valuable experience with
Derby's Under-23s in the EFL Trophy during the 2016/17 season, playing in thegroup-stage fixtures at Port Vale and Doncaster Rovers.
The 2017/18 campaign was a positive one
for Ravas, as he spent the season on loan at National League North outfit
Gainsborough Trinity. He appeared 43 times in total and, despite several fine
performances which resulted in him being named as Gainsborough's Young Playerof the Year, he was unable to help the side avoid relegation.
He acted as Derby's third-choice goalkeeper upon his
return to Derby during the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons and appeared as an
unused substitute on several occasions, as well developing his talent alongsideHead Goalkeeping Coach Shay Given.
Ravas spokeof his delight after signing for Pools:
is such a big club and when I heard about the interest, I was eager to get the
deal done. I am excited to work the squad and Ross Turnbull as everyone knowsabout Ross' amazing career. I am just excited to get started”.
DaveChallinor also added:
someone me and Ross have looked at for a while. He has done well at Derby and weare excited to have him with the squad and working with Ross”.