FORMER non-league star Scott Fenwick has praised Marlon Harewood for helping to improve his game as a professional.
The 24-year-old was plucked from the Northern League by Paul Murray and tasked with helping to score the goals to fire Pools up the Sky Bet League Two table.
Confident Fenwick has settled in well to life at Pools and is certainly wasting no time getting to know his new team-mates.
The former Dunston UTS star has singled out 35-year-old Harewood – who has played in the Premier League for the likes of West Ham United and Aston Villa – for his help and guidance in his first few weeks.
Fenwick told SportMail: “It is a new environment for me but I am really enjoying it.
“I am a confident lad and I just introduce myself to everyone.
“Some of the older pros have been really good to me, in particular Marlon who has really looked after me.
“I watched Marlon in the FA Cup as a kid playing for West Ham United and Aston Villa.
“He is a big, strong lad and plays the type of game I like to play off.
“He is talking to me every single day in training, in matches and I can learn a lot from him.
“I have been watching his movement and picking things up off him.
“He is always in my lug telling me where to be etc – which I like.”
Pools fans will be hoping Fenwick can score more goals than Harewood has managed so far in his Pools career, with the elder statesman netting just four goals in 34 matches so far since signing in January.
Gateshead-born Fenwick made his professional debut after coming off the subs bench away to Southend United last weekend.
He is now hoping he has done enough to earn a start – his first on home soil at Victoria Park – and help Pools climb off the bottom of the Football League.
“A couple of wins and you could be mid-table,” added Fenwick.
“It is a case of getting everybody’s heads up and we have had another good week on the training ground.
“We are now looking to go again against York City, which is a massive game for us.
“It is our closest derby match and they will no doubt bring a large number of fans with them.
“The Vic is going to be rocking and I am really looking forward to the match already.
“Hopefully I have done enough to make my home debut, whether I come on or make a start.
“I cannot wait,” added Fenwick who played for the reserves in their 2-1 defeat to Gateshead earlier in the week as he continued to build his match fitness.