Craig Hignett has made five changes to his starting eleven for this evening’s Sky Bet League Two game against Accrington Stanley at Victoria Park (7.45pm kick-off).
The Pools boss has handed a full debut to midfielder Josh Laurent, while Brad Walker is alongside him in midfield and Jake Gray is recalled after being rested for Saturday’s win over York City.
Jordan Richards is given the chance to impress at right-back and Rakish Bingham is handed a start in attack; Jake Carroll is fit to continue in the left-back slot, while Rob Jones is among the substitutes.
Billy Paynter is still out with a hamstring injury so will join the Pools PlayerHD commentary team for full coverage of tonight’s game – click here for more information on how you can listen-in.
Pools: Carson, Richards, Bates, Jackson, Carroll, Walker, Laurent, Woods, Gray, Thomas, Bingham.
Bartlett, R Jones, Magnay, Featherstone, James, Oates, Nelson-Addy.Subs:
Mooney, McConville, McCartan, Barry, Wakefield, Gornell, Boco.Subs:
Etheridge, Pearson, Davies, Mingoia, Windass, Hughes, Conneely, Kee, Halliday, Fosu, Buxton.