Nicky Featherstone signs new contract with Hartlepool

Nicky Featherstone in action against Southend United
Nicky Featherstone in action against Southend United

Nicky Featherstone has been rewarded for his impressive form in Hartlepool United’s escape from relegation with a new contract.

The central holding midfielder was going in to an option-year on his original contract at Pools but boss Ronnie Moore has moved to reward him.

Moore is a big fan of the former Walsall and Hereford United man, previously praising his composure, endeavour and commitment.

The 26-year-old arrived at Pools on a short-term contract in October and made his debut in the 2-2 draw against Newport County at The Vic before going on to enjoy a good run in the side.

A mistake in the away defeat at Southend United seemed to knock his confidence.

But he fought back well and returned to the starting eleven at the beginning of March and his excellent form was a key factor as the club put together a run of results which lifted them clear of relegation trouble.

Featherstone follows in the footsteps of Matthew Bates and Dan Jones in agreeing a new deal at The Vic.

The length of the new contract has not been released by the League Two club.