After last Saturday’s defeat to Walsall, Hartlepool United are looking to bounce back as they visit local rivals Harrogate Town at the weekend. After a thrilling encounter when these teams met at the Suit Direct Stadium, both sets of fans will be hoping for a similar level of excitement at The EnviroVent Stadium.
This will be just the seventh first-class meeting between the sides, with Pools’ victory earlier this season their only victory in the fixture. Harrogate have won four of the previous fixtures and one has ended in a draw.
Neill Byrne serves the second of his two-match ban after accumulating 10 yellow cards this season, with Gary Liddle and Jake Hull the two choices to replace him. Liddle played against Walsall on Saturday, but Hull could be handed his first Pools start against the Sulphurites. Jamie Sterry returned to the side and Gavan Holohan made his long-awaited Pools return, and both will hope to be involved on Saturday, too.
If you’re not travelling to Harrogate, you can follow all the action via iFollow. Live stream the game by purchasing a video pass: