Craig Harrison has made two changes to his starting eleven for this afternoon’s game against Maidstone United at Victoria Park (3pm kick-off).
Michael Ledger is handed his debut in the heart of defence after joining the Club on loan from Sunderland last week, replacing Scott Harrison who misses out with a foot problem.
Jake Cassidy has also been ruled out with a foot injury so 17-year-old front man Connor Simpson is handed his full senior bow against The Stones today.
Rhys Oates has shaken off a troublesome groin problem and he is now back to fitness so is named among the substitutes.
Pools: Loach, Magnay, Ledger, Watson, Deverdics, Featherstone, Hawkins, Woods, Rodney, Simpson, Franks.
Subs: Richardson, Newton, Munns, Donaldson, Oates.
Maidstone United: Worgan, Hare, Wynter, Okuonghae, Lewis, Sam-Yorke, Paxman, Anderson, Reason, Hines, Pigott.
Subs: Finney, Prestedge, Wraight, Ter Horst, Richards.