Craig Harrison has made two changes to his starting eleven for this afternoon’s National League encounter against Gateshead at Victoria Park (3pm kick-off).
Keith Watson is handed his first start since September after recovering from a knee injury to come off the bench in the Boxing Day game against The Tynesiders.
The Scot will be partnered in the centre of defence by Michael Ledger who has shrugged off back and groin problems to return to the side after a three-game absence.
Pools: Loach, Donnelly, Watson, Ledger, Deverdics, Woods, Hawkins, Rodney, Franks, Oates, Cassidy.
Subs: Catterick, Laing, Munns, Adeloye, Simpson.
Gateshead: Hanford, Byrne, Vassell, Tinkler, McLaughlin, Penn, Hannant, Barrow, Burrow, Preston, Peniket.
Subs: Montgomery, Fyfield, York, Johnson, Williams.