Craig Hignett has made four changes to his starting eleven for this afternoon’s FA Cup First Round tie against Stamford at The Northern Gas and Power Stadium (2pm kick-off).
Matthew Bates returns to action after recovering from bone-bruising and will line-up alongside Toto Nsiala in the centre of defence, while Jordan Richards is in at right-back in place of the suspended Liam Donnelly.
Nicky Deverdics and Michael Woods are both drafted in to the Pools midfield, while Brad Walker is back in the matchday squad and takes his place among the substitutes.
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Pools: Carson, Richards, Nsiala, Bates, Carroll, Featherstone, Laurent, Woods, Alessandra, Amond, Deverdics.
Bartlett, Martin, Harrison, Hawkins, Walker, Orrell, Paynter.Subs: