Hartlepool United midfielder becomes the latest player to sign a new deal

Nicky Featherstone in action for Hartlepool United
Nicky Featherstone in action for Hartlepool United
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Hartlepool United midfielder Nicky Featherstone has become the latest player to commit his future to the club.

The midfielder has been one of the mainstays in the side under Craig Hignett and his performances helped Pools move clear of the League Two drop zone to secure their status as a Football League side.

"Nicky has been fantastic," a delighted Hignett the club's website.

"He’s really taken to the way we’re trying to play and the performances he’s put in have been top drawer so I am delighted he’s signed.

"If you look at how consistent he’s been over the last two months it shows what a really good footballer his and I know he’s going to be an asset for the club."

Only Jake Carroll has made more starts in the league this term than Featherstone.

The 27-year-old joined Pools in October 2014, initially on a short-term deal, but his form quickly earned him a longer stay and he has gone on to make almost 80 appearances since.

Featherstone is the latest player to sign a new deal at the club with goalkeepers Adam Bartlett and Trevor Carson signing in recent weeks, along with defender Josh Nearney, midfielder Lewis Hawkins and young winger Jack Blackford.