Dave Jones has made two changes to his starting eleven for this afternoon’s Sky Bet League Two game against Barnet at The Northern Gas and Power Stadium (3pm kick-off).
Matthew Bates comes in to make his first appearance since February and will partner Scott Harrison in the centre of the Pools defence.
Nicky Deverdics moves to left-back in place of the suspended Liam Donnelly, with Michael Woods restored to the midfield alongside Nicky Featherstone and Brad Walker.
In a boost for Pools, goalkeeper Trevor Carson returns to the substitutes’ bench ahead of schedule after recovering quickly from a shoulder operation.
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Pools: Fryer, Magnay, Harrison, Bates, Deverdics, Featherstone, Woods, Walker, Alessandra, Oates, Thomas.
Carson, Hawkins, Blackford, Rooney, Rodney, Amond.Subs:
Vickers, H Taylor, Nelson, Clough, Johnson, J Taylor, Weston, Izquierdo, Shomotun, J Akinde, Campbell-Ryce.Barnet:
McKenzie-Lyle, Santos, Champion, Fonguck, Coulson, S Akinde, Akinola.Subs: