The draw has been made for the First Round of the Capital One Cup and Pools will face a trip to Championship outfit Nottingham Forest.
The match will see an early return to one of his former clubs for Manager Colin Cooper, who made around 200 appearances for the City Ground outfit during a five-year spell.
This tie is the first competitive fixture to be confirmed under Cooper – with the League Two fixtures set to follow on Wednesday 19th June.
Pools last faced Forest in a League Cup match back in 2001/02 and a goal each from Stern John and Chris Bart Williams on that occasion sealed a First Round victory for the visitors at The Vic.
This season's Round One Cup tie will be played in the week beginning Monday 5th August 2013.
Full details of the tie, along with all ticketing information will be available here at hartlepoolunited.co.uk once confirmed.