The versatile youngster has battled back from injury problems to secure a professional contract with the Club towards the end of last season.
Comfortable in the centre of defence or in a midfield anchor role, the combative Cunningham has progressed excellently through the ranks during his time in the Academy.
An ankle problem blighted the third year of his scholarship but he’s shown enough promise to have been offered a deal and will be hoping to make big strides in the years to come.
He is unlikely to forget his senior debut having been introduced from the bench against Torquay United in April 2018 only to be shown a harsh red card just sixteen minutes later.
However, he bounced back from that disappointment last term when he prospered during a loan spell at Blyth Spartans before returning to make a further six First Team appearances for Pools.