DAN Jones has put to bed any worries over his football future by signing a new contact at Hartlepool United.
The defender, happy at centre-half or left-back, has only made one League Two appearance for the club – a sub appearance in the home defeat by Mansfield Town in March.
He was also in the club’s match-day 18 in the latter weeks of the season without coming off the bench.
But he has shown enough on the club’s training ground at Maiden Castle and in the reserve side to earn himself an extended stay at Victoria Park.
“I’m delighted with the new deal,” the 19-year-old said.
“I wasn’t sure if I was going to get a contract.
“But now I have I can go out there and really enjoy my football and show what I can do.”
Jones, from Bishop Auckland, is the latest young player to put pen to paper at the Vic.
Full-backs Jordan Richards and Darren Holden, both 20, signed season-long extensions and now Jones, who had signed his first pro contract 12 months ago, now has his second.
“As soon as I made my debut [against Mansfield] I just wanted more,” Jones told the club’s website.
“I want to come back for pre-season as fit as I can be, get really involved and hopefully get more chances in the first team.”
l SEASON ticket sales at the Vic are almost at the 350 mark.
The current total stands at 344 so far with season ticket holders given a deadline of Friday May 30 to renew and guarantee their seats for the 2014-15 programme.
Pools are opening the ticket office at the Vic between 9am and 1pm tomorrow.
Adult season tickets are on sale at £180, if bought before the early bird deadline on July 8.
Students and senior citizens can get a season ticket for only £140 – just over £6 per game.
For Under 19, the cost is £90 (£3.90 per game) and Under 13s will get the whole season for just £55 (£2.39 per game).