Sam Collins has made three changes to the Pools starting line-up for this afternoon’s Sky Bet League Two game against Stevenage at The Northern Gas and Power Stadium (3pm kick-off).
Brad Walker comes in to midfield for his first league start of the season, while Lewis Hawkins and Rhys Oates are both also recalled to the starting eleven.
There’s also a boost on the bench as Nathan Thomas returns to the teamsheet for the first time since October after recovering from a groin injury, while recent signing Devante Rodney is also among the substitutes.
Youngsters Ryan Catterick (goalkeeper) and Kenton Richardson (full-back) are both also included on the bench after impressing for the Youth Team and Reserves this season.
Billy Paynter misses out on a place in the squad through injury.
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Pools: Bartlett, Donnelly, Bates, Harrison, Kavanagh, Featherstone, Walker, Woods, Hawkins, Oates, Alessandra.
Catterick, Richardson, Martin, Thomas, Laurent, Amond, Rodney.Subs: