Youth Team Back In League Action

Ian McGuckin, Hartlepool United

Pools Youth Team are back on home soil on Wednesday afternoon when they host Guiseley in the NLFA at Welfare Park in Blackhall (2pm kick-off).

It will be the first time since the 2-1 defeat to Chester in the League Cup at the start of last month that Pools have played at home so they will be hoping to turn in a strong performance.

It’s also the first chance that Ian McGuckin’s youngsters have had to register some league points since the opening month of the campaign.

“We’re really looking forward to the game,” McGuckin admitted.

“There have been lots of cup games in recent weeks but we do want to do well in the league so ideally we’d like to try and get on a bit of a run if we can.

“We know Guiseley will give us a tough game but the lads have been working hard and we want to see plenty of the things we’ve done in training coming out in the game.”

Conner Rennison remains the only absentee from McGuckin’s squad as the young midfielder recovers from a serious knee injury.

Kick-off at Welfare Park is at 2pm and entry is free for all supporters.