Sam Collins will lead a young Pools Reserve side on Tuesday afternoon when they kick-off their Central League campaign against York City at Billingham Town (2pm kick-off).
Recent loan signings Bradley Fewster and Tom Heardman will be paired in attack for the fixture, while former Leeds United and Scunthorpe midfielder Issac Assenso starts after joining the Club on trial.
After a series of behind-closed-doors friendly throughout pre-season and in to the early weeks of the new campaign, Collins is looking forward to the start of competitive action when The Minstermen travel to the north-east.
“We’ve probably had seven or eight games already,” he explained.
“The lads have been working really hard and have all taken on board what we’ve been asking them to do – we’ve had three wins on the bounce now and they’ve been excellent so we want that to continue now.
“With it being the first league game I guess there will be a little more on it so I am looking forward to it and I know the lads are too.”
Entry at Billingham Town is free to Season Ticket holders, while regular admission prices are £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.
Pools: Catterick, Nearney, Pollock, Assenso, Martin, Smith, Green, Walker, Orrell, Heardman, Fewster.
Moloney, Richardson, Blackford, Hawkes, Owen.Subs: