Paul Murray has made three changes to his starting line-up for this afternoon’s Sky Bet League Two game against Newport County at Victoria Park (3pm kick-off).
The Pools boss has handed new signing Nicky Featherstone his full debut after the midfielder put pen to paper on a short-term deal at Victoria Park on Friday.
Marlon Harewood is recalled to the starting eleven after making an impact from the bench at Cambridge United last weekend, and Michael Woods is also in the line-up this afternoon.
New recruit Sidney Schmeltz is named on the substitutes’ bench but Tommy Miller and Matthew Bates both miss out with calf injuries.
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Pools: Flinders, Duckworth, Collins, Harrison, Austin, Featherstone, Walker, Woods, Franks, Harewood, Wyke.
Richards, Jones, Schmeltz, Brobbel, Hawkins, Crooks, Smith.Subs:
Day, Porter, Jones, Yakubu, Minshull, O'Connor, Zebroski, Sandell, Hughes, Flynn, Obeng.Newport County AFC:
Pidgeley, Feely, Tancock, Klukowski, Patten, Loveridge, Collins.Subs: