More to come from Matty Dolan says Hartlepool United’s on-loan Boro midfielder

Matty Dolan in action against Scunthorpe United
Matty Dolan in action against Scunthorpe United

HARTLEPOOL United midfielder Matty Dolan has promised fans that they are yet to see the best of him during his loan spell at the club.

The 20-year-old extended his loan agreement for a further four weeks from parent club and neighbours Middlesbrough last week and he said he is delighted to have signed on for a third month.

Dolan has featured in 11 matches so far for Pools this season and scored his first goal for the club in the recent 3-1 over Wimbledon at Victoria Park.

He said the trust shown in him by the management team of Colin Cooper and Craig Hignett is giving him the confidence to perform.

Dolan, who played on-loan for Yeovil in League One last season, said: “I am enjoying my football at the minute and I am very grateful for the opportunities the gaffer has given me and the trust he has shown in me.

“I just want to go from strength to strength now and with playing football regularly that is what I am going to do.

“I have the extra loan done until the end of next month so I can get a few more games in and then who knows what happens after that.

“I was really pleased to sign on again.

“What with the five wins in five, the team spirit, morale in the dressing room and the gaffer, everything was brilliant so I couldn’t wait to get the month signed.”

Dolan, who wears squad number 4, made his debut against Fleetwood in August and has been an almost ever-present in the side since.

Cooper made no secret of his desire to bring the young midfielder and his teammate Christian Burgess to the club when he took over the reigns as manager in the summer.

Now the talented midfielder is looking to add more goals and assists to his game and help get Pools back to winning games.

The side had been on a five-game winning streak before the 1-0 defeat to Scunthorpe United at the weekend brought an end to the impressive run.

Dolan, who had a couple of efforts against Scunthorpe United, said: “I’d like to bring a couple more goals and assists and hopefully we can develop as a team and get back on that winning run.

“Without putting a dampner on my own performances, I think I have so much more to give.

“The last four or five games I feel as though I have played well and been steady in my performances since I have been here.

“But to get a goal and play in a winning side, where the confidence is flowing has been brilliant.

“My game is certainly coming on with the gaffer giving me time.”