Hartlepool United’s ex-Sunderland defender Scott Harrison is Football League Young Player of Month

HARTLEPOOL United’s Scott Harrison has been awarded the Football League’s Young Player of the month for March.

Thursday, 16th April 2015, 1:08 pm
AWARD WINNER: Scott Harrison. Picture by FRANK REID

The 21-year-old’s sterling efforts throughout the month contributed to the club’s impressive turn of form, which saw the Pools go on a four match unbeaten run to pull out of the League Two drop zone.

Alongside his defensive work, the centre-half also provided a match-winning goal against Cambridge during the sequence, securing a vital three points.

The former Sunderland player initially joined the Pools on loan in the tail end of the 2013-14 season, making six appearances for the club.

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He re-joined Pools for month-loan spells the following season in August and January before finally signing on a permanent deal.

Speaking about the accolade, Harrison said: “Winning awards makes you proud of what you’re doing.

“It’s good to be recognised if you’re playing well, but I’ve never really won awards before - the last time I did was playing for my Sunday league team.

“It’s massive for me; my family and friends are so proud. It’s great to win ahead of players across the Football League who have played unbelievably.”