Youngster joins up with North East outfit...
DEFENDER James Butler has today joined Vanarama National League side Hartlepool United on work experience.
The 18-year-old defender has signed a temporary deal at Victoria Park which will run until Monday 14th January 2019.
The Pools currently lie in ninth place in the fifth tier and face League One side Gillingham in the Emirates FA Cup first round on Saturday.
Butler will be unable to feature at the weekend however, having already featured in the competition this season, ironically against United while on loan at Kidsgrove Athletic.