Austin pens new deal

Hartlepool defender Neil Austin has extended his five-year spell with the club by signing a new contract.

Last Updated: 13/06/14 at 17:55

Neil Austin: Ready for pre-season

Neil Austin: Ready for pre-season

The 31-year-old has become a part of the furniture at Victoria Park since arriving from north east neighbours Darlington in 2009, making nearly 200 appearances for Pools.

"I'm delighted to sign a new contract; it's nice to get pen to paper and I'm already looking forward to coming back," Austin told Hartlepool's official website.

"It doesn't seem like two minutes since I signed for the club and I wasn't sure I would be here for five years so I'm buzzing now and I just want to get flying now in time for pre-season."

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

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n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

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