Craig Hignett has made five changes to his starting line-up for this afternoon’s Sky Bet League Two game against Stevenage at The Lamex Stadium (3pm kick-off).
Carl Magnay recovers from a rib injury and will be employed in the centre of defence, with Matthew Bates and Rob Jones injured and Toto Nsiala missing through suspension.
Nicky Featherstone and Michael Woods are back in to the midfield, with Nathan Thomas and Padraig Amond also back in from the start to face Stevenage.
Adam Bartlett continues in goal due to Trevor Carson being away on international duty with Northern Ireland, while new loan signings Bradley Fewster and Tom Heardman are both on the bench.
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Pools: Bartlett, Richards, Magnay, Harrison, Carroll, Featherstone, Woods, Deverdics, Alessandra, Amond, Thomas.
Dudzinski, Martin, Laurent, Hawkins, Paynter, Fewster, Heardman.Subs: