Colin Cooper has handed home debuts to Matthew Bates and Stuart Parnaby in tonight’s pre-season friendly against Sunderland at Victoria Park (7.30pm kick-off).
Tommy Miller is also handed a place in the starting line-up, playing at The Vic in a Pools shirt for the first time in over thirteen years.
Sunderland have named a strong starting eleven, which includes Adam Johnson, Steven Fletcher and Seb Larsson, Lee Cattermole and John O’Shea.
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Pools: Flinders, Duckworth, Austin, Bates, Holden, Parnaby, Miller, Walker, Harewood, James, Compton.
Rafferty, Woods, Franks, Smith, Rowbotham, Nearney, Hawkins, Rowbotham, Jones.Subs:
Pantilimon, Watmore, Ferguson, Roberge, O’Shea, Cattermole, Larsson, Ba, Fletcher, Clayton, Johnson.Sunderland:
Cartwright, Pickford, Robson, Harrison, Beadling, Agnew, Honeyman, Smith, Gooch, Lawson, Mandron.Subs: