Hartlepool United retain Sam Collins and Andy Monkhouse

Sam Collins and Andy Monkhouse

Hartlepool United have retained defender Sam Collins and forward Andy Monkhouse for the 2013-14 season.

Pools exercised contract options on Collins, 35, and Monkhouse, 32, whose deals expired this summer.

Goalkeeper Andy Rafferty plus midfielders Jordan Richards and Greg Rutherford have been offered new deals to remain at Victoria Park.

Neil Austin, Lewis Hawkins and James Poole had already been confirmed as remaining at Pools for next season.