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🔎 Ones to Watch: Hartlepool United

Jed Penberthy takes a look at three to look out for on Saturday.

21 September 2021

A tantalising yet tough trip to Teesside is next up for Exeter City as the Grecians make the long journey up to Hartlepool.

Ahead of the game here are three Pools dangermen to watch out for on Saturday.

Tyler Burey

On loan from Millwall, the twenty-year-old has led the charge for United this season. The left-winger has netted three times already this campaign. A product of the AFC Wimbledon youth set up he made his debut in 2018 as the Dons beat Stevenage 4-0 in the EFL Trophy.

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In 2019, he was snapped up by the New Den club and has so far made 14 appearences in blue, before moving to the North East for this season. He scored his first professional goal away to Barrow. One-brings-two-brings-three and goals against Walsall and Carlisle has set him on top of the scoring charts this season.

Nicky Featherstone

Having signed a new two-deal in the summer, Nicky Featherstone has committed his talent to Hartlepool United. The 32-year-old has an abundance of Football League experience that will be crucial for his club’s return. Featherstone began his career at Hull City in 2006 and made sixteen appearences for the Tigers, bridged by four loan spells, before moving to Hereford in 2011.

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His impressive form at Edgar Street earned a move to Walsall where he made 64 appearences in two years. The central midfielder soon had a spell at Harrogate before moving to Victoria Park in 2014. A stalwart in his midfield role, Featherstone has found the back of the net 16 times during his Hartlepool career including five during last year’s National League campaign. 

He's opened his account for this season too, with a coolly placed penalty to seal the points against his former club in the midlands.

Luke Molyneux

Pools’ number 10 has been influential in the early stages of this season. He’s notched the most assists for his side so far and chipped in with a goal of his own too as he drives United to the business end of the table.

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A local boy to County Durham, Molyneux came through the ranks at Sunderland making three apps for the Black Cats. Staying in the Northeast he had a spell at non-league Gateshead prior to a loan move to Victoria Park.

In 2019 he made the move permanent and after a frustrating first season, just missing out on the play-offs, he brushed himself down and contributed a couple of goals as Hartlepool regained the Football League status.


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