The fixtures for the 2018/19 Youth Alliance League have been confirmed and Pools will open up the new campaign with a trio of home games.
Ian McGuckin’s men kick-off the new season on home soil against Burton Albion on Saturday 4th August before hosting Scunthorpe United and Huddersfield Town in their following league games.
The season is scheduled to end with three successive away fixtures with Pools on the road to Doncaster Rovers and Burton Albion before finishing on the final day at Scunthorpe on Saturday 27th April.
Meanwhile, Pools have been drawn in to Group 6 in the Northern Section of the EFL Youth Alliance Cup for 2018/19.
McGuckin’s side enjoyed a brilliant run in the competition last term, winning their group before making it all the way to the Northern Final where they were beaten by Wigan Athletic.
Alongside Pools in Group 6 will be Oldham Athletic, Rotherham United, Scunthorpe United and Tranmere Rovers with the first game of the group stages set to be played on Saturday 25th August.