Craig Hignett has made five changes to his starting line-up for this afternoon’s Sky Bet League Two game against Exeter City at St James’ Park (3pm kick-off).
Trevor Carson returns in goal, while Rob Jones is back to partner Toto Nsiala in the heart of the Pools defence against The Grecians.
Nicky Featherstone and Lewis Hawkins are both recalled in to the midfield, and Billy Paynter is restored to a striking role after missing the midweek game at Preston North End through illness.
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Pools: Carson, Magnay, Nsiala, Jones, Carroll, Featherstone, Woods, Hawkins, Alessandra, Paynter, Thomas.
Bartlett, Richards, Bates, Deverdics, Laurent, Oates, Amond.Subs: