Young Hartlepool United goalkeeper Ryan Catterick has joined Guisborough Town on a short-term loan deal.
The 19-year-old is yet to make his first-team bow at The Super 6 Stadium but signed professional terms with the club last summer and has acted as understudy to Scott Loach. However, boss Matthew Bates is keen for highly-rated Catterick to gain senior experience by going on loan and deal has been agreed for him to link-up with the Northern League Division One outfit.
“Ryan has developed well but the next stage for him is to play some regular football,” explained Bates.
“He’s worked hard and come on a lot under Ross Turnbull so we’re looking forward to seeing him challenged in a first-team environment with Guisborough.”