Ryan Donaldson discusses contract talks, playing under Craig Hignett and his desire to remain at Hartlepool United

Ryan Donaldson is keen to stay at Hartlepool United next season - but hints talks are yet to start on extending his Super 6 Stadium deal.

Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, 11:28 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, 11:34 am
Ryan Donaldson is out of contract at Hartlepool in the summer.

Since Craig Hignett returned to the dugout Donaldson has been trusted with the Pools armband - and the winger admits he's loving every minute of the extra responsibility, and life under his manager.

"Everyone would love to stay at Hartlepool United - it's a great place to be," said Donaldson, whose side take on automatic promotion-chasing Solihull Moors on Saturday.

"Everyone loves playing for the manager and even though we lost at the weekend, we feel like we are playing well at the moment.

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"We all want to stay but the only thing to do is keep your head down, get on with your job. There is only a month left of the season and we will see what happens at the end of it."

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Some players will be told the are wanted, others will be told they are not part of the plans.

Donaldson, as mentioned, is hopeful Hignett will want to offer a new deal - but hints no talks have yet begun.

"We are all just getting on with the job in hand, there is a lot of football to play still and we want as many points as possible."