LEWIS HAWKINS has moved to Spennymoor on loan until the end of the season.

The Hartlepool United midfielder is back at the Brewery Field for the second time after a loan stint in the 2015/16 season.

And Moors have also landed Sunderland attacker Jack Diamond, who has made three first-team appearances this season in the Checkatrade Trophy, while regularly featuring for the club’s Under-23s.

Hawkins was at York, under then boss Sam Collins, for a part of this season before being recalled by Pools in December.

But he has made only three substitute appearances since starting the Boxing Day defeat at Gateshead.

Hawkins is likely to start for Moors against Alfreton on Saturday.

Moors’ chief Jason Ainsley said: “Lewis is a player I had the pleasure of working with when he came to Spennymoor in the Evo-Stik on loan, and he did extremely well for us.

“I have followed his career closely and kept in contact with him, and I am delighted that Craig Hignett has allowed Lewis to come to us for a month, especially when we have two midfielders out.’’

He added: “Jack is someone we have been keeping an eye on for a number of weeks.

“His form for Sunderland’s Under 23s has been excellent, and with eight games to go, we needed to freshen things up.

“I would like to thank Kevin Ball and Sunderland for their support and cooperation in making this happen."