Hartlepool undecided on Middlesbrough’s Jones’ extension to loan deal

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RONNIE Moore is undecided over whether to try to extend the loan deal of Middlesbrough winger Jordan Jones.

The 20-year-old’s one-month spell came to an end after the 1-0 win over Morecambe, with Jones an unused substitute.

He doesn’t fit into the 3-5-2 system - it’s complicated

Pools boss Ronnie Moore

He has made five appearances for Pools, with his only start coming in the Burton Albion defeat, although he did impress.

Moore believes the situation is “complicated” because Jones doesn’t fit into the 3-5-2 system adopted at the weekend.

The Pools boss, who has five players currently on loan at the club, said he will make a decision over whether to try and extend his loan deal or not.

He is planning to talk with assistant boss Sam Collins.

“Jordan’s loan is up and me and Sam will have a chat,” Moore told SportMail.

“He doesn’t fit into the 3-5-2 if we play this way but we won’t be playing that way all season, sometimes we will be 4-4-2.

“It is complicated.

“I will have a think about it and make a decision on that one.”

Pacy Jones is comfortable in midfield or in a more advanced forward role.

Right-footed Jones, who was born in Middlesbrough and lives in Redcar, has represented Northern Ireland U17 and been named in U19 squads, as his father was born in Belfast.