Bishop Auckland lad Jones thrilled with new Hartlepool United deal

Hartlepool United defender Dan Jones.

Hartlepool United defender Dan Jones.

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DAN Jones has penned a new contract at Hartlepool United.

The defender, happy at centre-half or left-back, has only made one League Two appearance for the club – a substitute appearance in the home defeat by Mansfield Town in March.

He was also in the club’s match-day 18 in the latter weeks of the season without coming off the bench.

But he has shown enough on the club’s training ground at Maiden Castle, and in the reserve side, to earn himself an extended stay at Victoria Park.

“I’m delighted with the new deal,” the 19-year-old, from Bishop Auckland, said. “I wasn’t sure if I was going to get a contract.

“But now I have I can go out there and really enjoy my football and show what I can do.”

Jones is the latest young player to put pen to paper at Victoria Park.

Full-backs Jordan Richards and Darren Holden, both 20, signed season-long extensions.

Jones added: “As soon as I made my debut (against Mansfield), I just wanted more.

“I want to come back for pre-season as fit as I can be, get really involved and hopefully get more chances in the first team.”

* Season ticket sales at Victoria Park are almost at the 350 mark.

The current total stands at 344, with season ticket holders given a deadline of next Friday to renew and guarantee their seats for the 2014-15 campaign.

Pools are opening the ticket office between 9am and 1pm tomorrow.

Adult season tickets are on sale at £180, if bought before the early bird deadline on July 8.

Students and senior citizens can get a season ticket for only £140 – just over £6 per game.

For Under-19s, the cost is £90 (£3.90 per game) and Under-13s will get the whole season for just £55 (£2.39 per game).