ANDY Monkhouse yesterday extended his stay at Hartlepool United by a further two years – as another left winger opted to leave Victoria Park.

Matty Robson has turned down Pools’ contract offer and the homegrown talent is interesting Danny Wilson, his former boss at Victoria Park and now manager at Swindon Town.

Pools have yet to hear if Micky Nelson and Gary Liddle will accept their new deals, with Nelson likely to depart amid strong interest from both Hibs and Norwich City.

Chris Turner already has two new central defenders lined up in Peter Hartley from Sunderland and Harry Worley from Leicester, while he is also considering a move for Chris Westwood, who is available from Peterborough and keen on a return to the club.

Monkhouse joined Pools from Swindon in 2006 and admitted leaving the club this summer was never in his thoughts, despite interest from Bradford.

Boss Turner has already signed striker Adam Boyd from Orient and right winger Leon McSweeney from Stockport for next season and has more targets lined up, with at least one more expected to sign this week.

Goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos is Turner’s preferred choice for the No 1 spot, but Pools face competition for Swansea for his services.

Pools are hoping to strike a deal with Coventry to secure a season-long loan and pay a percentage of his wages, but Swansea would be able to offer something more agreeable to his current club.

Pools will meet Sheffield Wednesday in a pre-season friendly at Victoria Park on Tuesday, July 21.