HARTLEPOOL United are continuing to tie down first-team players with Joe Grey being the latest to have his future committed to the club.

Pools have exercised a one-year option for the teenager to stay on until the end of the 2022/23 season after a strong first year in the Football League.

The 19-year-old scored four goals in 37 appearances this season with three of those strikes came in cup competitions where he gave supporters some memorable moments. He scored the match winning goal in their 2-1 FA Cup third round win over Blackpool as well as netting in their Papa John’s Trophy semi-final against Rotherham United.

Having made his debut as a 17-year-old, Grey has reached 50 appearances for the club since coming through the youth ranks and into the first team. A hard working skilful winger who looks to get forward, Grey adds further depth to the attacking ranks at the Suit Direct Stadium.

The teenager said: "Delighted to be staying with Hartlepool for another year. I have obviously come through the youth system and I have had some great moments with the first team over the last two seasons.

"All of the lads have been great with me and we have a good, exciting group who really want to push on next season."

Grey follows in the footsteps of Ben Killip, David Ferguson and Tom Crawford in securing their futures with the club in recent weeks.

The club are continuing to engage with talks with several other players including Timi Odusina, Gary Liddle and Luke Molyneux, who is attracting interest from higher up the football pyramid.