Craig Hignett has made one change to his starting line-up for this afternoon’s Sky Bet League Two game against Newport County AFC
Jordan Richards comes in to play at right-back in the absence of Carl Magnay who has failed to recover from a rib injury in time to feature.
Defender Liam Donnelly is included in the matchday squad for the first time on the bench after he received his international clearance following his move from Fulham.
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Pools: Carson, Richards, Nsiala, Bates, Carroll, Alessandra, Featherstone, Woods, Thomas, Amond, Paynter.
Bartlett, Donnelly, Harrison, Deverdics, Hawkins, Laurent, Oates.Subs:
Bittner, Owen-Evans, Sheehan, Tozer, Compton, Green, Barnum-Bobb.Subs:
Day, Rigg, Myrie-Williams, Randall, Parkin, Jackson, Bennett, Bignot, Labadie, Butler, Jones.
Newport County AFC: