Andy Monkhouse has ended speculation surrounding his future by signing a new deal with Hartlepool.
The winger was out of contract this summer and it had been feared that he would leave Victoria Park.
However, the 28-year-old has been convinced that staying with the League One outfit is in his best interests and he has agreed to new terms.
Monkhouse joined Pools from Swindon in 2007 and has become a firm fans' favourite over the last two seasons.
He has made 105 appearances from the club, scoring 17 goals.
Meanwhile, Hartlepool's director of sport Chris Turner has revealed that Matty Robson has turned down the offer of a new contract.
Robson is a product of the club's centre of excellence and has been involved with the first-team since 2002.
"The club made Matty Robson a deal which we think is a fair deal and he has turned it down," Turner told the club's official website.
"He feels he deserves something else so Matty has decided he wants to leave Hartlepool and we wish him all the best.
"Everybody had his valuation at the club - I gave Matty his debut seven years ago and he has been in and out of the team all through the season with different managers.
"So maybe this is the right time for him to move on to pastures new."
Turner is yet to hear back from Michael Nelson and Gary Liddle on their contract offers.