Craig Harrison has handed debuts to five of his summer signings in this afternoon’s National League opener against Dover Athletic at Victoria Park (3pm kick-off).
Scott Loach, Louis Laing, Conor Newton, Jack Munns and Ryan Donaldson all start against The Whites as Pools look to get off to a positive start in the new campaign.
Fellow new recruit Jake Cassidy is among the substitutes, while Rhys Oates has recovered sufficiently from a groin problem to take a place on the bench.
Full-back Blair Adams is not risked in the game after battling with a groin injury during training this week.
Pools: Loach, Magnay, Laing, Harrison, Donnelly, Newton, Woods, Hawkins, Munns, Donaldson, Amond.
Subs: Catterick, Richardson, Deverdics, Oates, Cassidy.