Ryan Johnson has agreed a deal to remain at Hartlepool United for the season.
The defender signed for the club on a short-term basis in late-September.
He would extend his deal a few weeks later.
Also contributing four goals for Pools this season, Johnson has established himself as ‘an integral part’ of the team, according to manager Dave Challinor, who added when speaking to the club website:
“His performances have become more consistent and he’s improving all the time. We believe we can improve him even more as a player and are looking forward to doing that between now and the end of the season.”