Date of birth
Versatile defender Mark Kitching arrived at Pools during the summer of 2018 after being released by League One outfit Rochdale.
The youngster is most comfortable at left-back but can perform a role anywhere down the left flank or even in midfield when called upon.
A graduate of Middlesbrough’s highly-regarded Academy, Kitching gained experience from loan spells at York City and Rochdale before joining the latter permanently in February 2017.
He played 23 games for Dale at League One level last term and it was a surprise to many when Keith Hill opted to release him but Pools moved swiftly to bring the Guisborough-born star back to the North-East.