DAVID Mirfin will remain at Hartlepool United until the end of the season after Scunthorpe United boss Mark Robins gave his permission.
Mirfin has started every game under Ronnie Moore since joining Pools on loan from League One Scunthorpe on Deadline Day.
Ronnie Moore said: “We’re delighted to get it done because he’s been a good addition for us.
“He’s got good experience and has certainly helped Scott Harrison alongside him as well as acting as a good example for our other young defenders.”
Scunthorpe have been keeping an eye on his progress at Pools and Robins his happy for him to stay - with an instant recall option.
When asked about Mirfin’s future after the Iron’s 2-2 draw with Fleetwood Town, boss Mark Robins told the Scunthorpe Telegraph: “We have spoken to David and we will let him stay with Hartlepool.
“He is keen to keep playing and at this moment in time it is important that he keeps playing games, although we will have an instant recall on him.
“After his injury it was important that he got himself into a routine and rhythm again.”
Speaking after the 2-0 defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge boss Ronnie Moore said he hoped to secure Mirfin until the end of the season and admitted he thought his loan was up after the Wimbledon win.
Moore told SportMail last week that his one-month loan deal expired after the Dons game on Saturday.
When asked to clear up the confusion, Moore said: “That was my mistake.
“I honestly thought he was done on Saturday, so I got that wrong.”
Pools’ recent game against Stevenage was the experienced Mirfin’s 400th career appearance.