Matthew Bates has named his team for today’s opening game of the season against Maidstone United at The Gallagher Stadium (3pm kick-off).
The Pools boss has handed competitive debuts to new signings Andrew Davies, Mark Kitching, Peter Kioso, Niko Muir and Liam Noble, while Luke James also starts after his return to the Club.
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Pools: Loach, Magnay, Davies, Kioso, Donaldson, Noble, Featherstone, Kitching, Muir, James, Cassidy.
Subs: Anderson, Woods, Hawkes, Newton, Dinanga.