Matthew Bates returns to the starting eleven for the first match of 2017 at the Wham Stadium.
Bates comes into the back three in place of Toto Nsiala who left the Club to join Shrewsbury Town yesterday.
Adam Bartlett will replace Trevor Carson in goal as the regular number one misses out with a shoulder injury, while Ben Dudzinski is on the bench.
Josh Laurent returns to the eleven in place of Nicky Deverdics, while Jordan Richards will start wide right, with Lewis Hawkins named amongst the subs.
Accrington Stanley: Chapman, Pearson, Hughes, Beckles, Brown, McCartan, McConville, O’Sullivan, Conneely, Kee, Donacien.
Subs: Vyner, Clark, Gornell, Boco, Edwards, Rodgers, Little.
Pools: Bartlett, Donnelly, Bates, Harrison, Richards, Featherstone, Woods, Laurent, Carroll, Paynter, Amond.
Subs: Dudzinski, Pollock, Deverdics, Hawkins, Walker, Alessandra, Oates.