Colin Cooper has selected an unchanged starting line-up for this afternoon’s Sky Bet League Two fixture against Newport County at Victoria Park (3pm kick-off).
The Pools boss keeps faith with the same eleven which started in the 2-0 triumph over Dagenham & Redbridge, meaning Marlon Harewood continues in attack alongside Luke James.
Neil Austin is still ruled out with a troublesome toe injury so the right-back slot is once again filled by Jordan Richards.
There is good news on the bench for Pools with Michael Duckworth able to take his place among the substitutes after recovering from double hernia surgery.
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Pools: Flinders, Richards, Collins, Burgess, Holden, Walton, Walker, Monkhouse, Williams, Harewood, James.
Rafferty, Duckworth, Sweeney, Compton, Franks, Barmby, Poole.Subs:
Parish, Pipe, Chapman, Minshull, Willmott, Sandell, Jeffers, Burge, Naylor, Worley, Howe.Newport County:
Hughes, Porter, Crow, Zebroski, Jackson, Jolley, Thompson.Subs: