Tom White looks set to spend the remainder of the season with Hartlepool United after the uncertainty of the National League season was cleared up.

White was recalled from his loan spell at Bolton Wanderers earlier this month after falling out of favour with the League Two side.

The plan had been for the 23-year-old to move to his native north east and sign for Pools on loan, but the uncertainty of that it wasn’t until earlier this month that was agreed.

White agreed a one-month deal, with the National League facing the prospect of being curtailed because of coronavirus and funding concerns.

While the North and South divisions were declared null and void, the National League itself will play to a conclusion, with Hartlepool enjoying a fine season, sitting third.

And it looks set that White, who has played three matches since signing an initial one month loan deal, will sign up for the remainder of the season.

“That is the plan. I don’t envisage any issues. And, from his perspective, he’s back home playing football so we look to extend that,” boss Dave Challinor told the Hartlepool Mail.

“It gives us more competition with Feaths (Nicky Featherstone) not too far away and he brings more really good quality to the midfield area.”

White signed for Rovers from Gateshead in 2019 and was a regular for the Under-23s in the first half of that season before joining Barrow on loan.

After a successful spell with the National League side he joined up with Ian Evatt again, this time at Wanderers, but after a promising start, his game-time became more limited.

His contract at Ewood Park expires this summer, so White could be looking to strike a permanent deal with Hartlepool should he impress.

He’s started the three matches he’s been available for since signing, with the clubs looking to strike a deal before his current loan expires on March 6.

White is the second youngster that Hartlepool have taken on loan from Rovers, after Tyler Magloire spent 10 games at Victoria Park between November and January before moving to Motherwell on loan for the remainder of the season.