Hartlepool United young prospects to sign professional contracts

Four prospects will today sign professional contracts at Hartlepool United.

Friday, 17th March 2017, 8:04 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:54 am
Kenton Richardson battles with Cambridge's Harrison Dunk. PIcture by Andrew Roe/AHPIX

Teenagers Josh Hawkes and Kenton Richardson, the in-form right-back, are set to put pen to paper, along with youth team colleagues, keeper Ryan Catterick and defender/ midfielder Aaron Cunningham.

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The news will come as no surprise to Pools fans, certainly where Hawkes and Richardson are concerned.

Richardson has played in the last eight matches, including Tuesday’s 1-0 win at Cambridge, while Hawkes has been in the League Two squad for the last seven, coming on as a sub late in two games.