Craig Hignett has selected a strong starting eleven for this afternoon’s friendly against Scunthorpe United at Victoria Park (3pm kick-off).
Toto Nsiala has shaken off an ankle injury to take his place in the centre of defence and will be partnered by Rob Jones. Matthew Bates misses out through illness.
Lewis Alessandra plays in an advanced role in midfield, with Padraig Amond and Billy Paynter once again paired up in attack.
Liam Donnelly and Scott Harrison are among the substitutes, as is Nathan Thomas after he recovered from a knock but Nicky Featherstone misses out with a groin problem.
Pools: Carson, Magnay, Nsiala, Jones, Carroll, Woods, Deverdics, Hawkins, Alessandra, Amond, Paynter.
Bartlett, Richards, Donnelly, Harrison, Laurent, Oates, Thomas.Subs: