Dave Jones has made one change to his starting eleven for this afternoon’s Sky Bet League Two game against Portsmouth at The Northern Gas and Power Stadium (3pm kick-off).
Rhys Oates has recovered from a thigh strain which has kept him out of the last two games and he takes his place in the attack to face Pompey.
More good news for Pools comes in the form of defender Carl Magnay’s return to the substitutes’ bench, just six months after rupturing his cruciate ligament.
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Pools: Fryer, Donnelly, Walker, Harrison, Deverdics, Featherstone, Woods, Alessandra, Oates, Amond, Thomas.
Subs: Dudzinski, Magnay, Richardson, Bates, Hawkins, Rooney, Rodney.
Portsmouth: Forde, Doyle, Burgess, Evans, Rose, Clarke, Stevens, Lowe, Naismith, Bennett, Hunt.
Subs: O'Brien, Whatmough, Linganzi, Roberts, Kabamba, Chaplin.