Matchday Programme: What’s Inside?

The Blue Print, Hartlepool United v Brackley Town

Mark Kitching is the cover star for Saturday’s FA Cup edition of award-winning Matchday Programme, The Blue Print.

The full-back opens up on an emotional summer and how the passing of his father, Tom has helped stiffen his resolve to fulfil his potential at Victoria Park.

We also hear from Chairman Raj Singh, as he gives fans a further insight in to the reasons behind his decision to part company with Craig Hignett and Ged McNamee, while he also offers an update on the process to appoint a new Manager.

Caretaker boss Antony Sweeney shares his view on a hectic week in the build-up to the FA Cup tie with Brackley Town, while skipper Ryan Donaldson and Chief Executive Mark Maguire also pen columns for us.

We’ve got the full lowdown on our National League North visitors, including a closer look at their ambitions for the campaign and some of the key players in their squad.

As well as that, front man Niko Muir takes on our Netflix Or Chill feature as we find out which way he goes on our list of quick-fire questions.

We’ve cut the price of Saturday’s issue to just £2.50 so make sure you snap up a copy while stocks last on your way in to The Vic this weekend.