HARTLEPOOL United have secured the services of Middlesbrough midfielder Matty Dolan for another month.
Pools have extended Dolan’s loan from Boro after he started all six games since coming to Victoria Park in August.
His initial one-month deal expired following the 2-2 draw at Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
Colin Cooper has been keen to keep the 20-year-old midfielder and he will be available to play in all games up to and including the match with AFC Wimbledon.
Cooper said: “We’re delighted to be able to keep Matty here for another month.
“Obviously with youth loans you have to take it month by month but I’m really pleased that Matty is enjoying what he’s doing and he’s with us for another 28 days.
“He wants to get out in to the big, wide world and test himself. He did it with Yeovil last year and we’re pleased he’s here doing it with us this year and we’ll keep him as long as possible.”