Craig Hignett provides update on former Middlesbrough midfielder Jason Kennedy ahead of Hartlepool friendly

Trialist Jason Kennedy has been one of Hartlepool United’s star performers so far in pre-season.

Sunday, 14th July 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Sunday, 14th July 2019, 12:45 pm
Trialist Jason Kennedy has been a standout performer for Pools so far in pre-season. Picture by Frank Reid

The former Carlisle United and Middlesbrough midfielder has featured in all three of Pools’ convincing victories so far and got on the scoresheet in last Saturday’s 6-0 win at Shildon.

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A decision is yet to be made regarding the 32-year-old as Craig Hignett’s budget is thought to be spent. But the Pools boss has revealed that Kennedy will play a part against his former club on Sunday (1pm kick-off).

“Jay will be involved, he’s been training really well and he’ll definitely continue to play a part against Middlesbrough,” he said.

“I’ve said to him that I want to see a couple of games from him and this game will be his fourth so I think I’ll be sitting down with him this coming week to make a decision.”