Colchester Utd v Hartlepool Utd: Donnelly back for Pools as Kavanagh misses out

Liam Donnelly returned for Pools at Colchester
Liam Donnelly returned for Pools at Colchester

Dave Jones made just one enforced change to Hartlepool United’s starting XI today.

Sean Kavanagh (hamstring) was ruled out at left back for the tough League Two trip to Colchester United.

But Pools were boosted to have his old Fulham comrade, Liam Donnelly, back after two games out with ankle trouble.

The Northern Ireland U21 international came in, with the rest of the side unchanged.

Pools were minus keeper Adam Bartlett (groin), with Ben Dudzinski named on the bench.

Pools: Fryer, Richardson, Walker, Harrison, Donnelly, Featherstone, Woods, Alessandra, Oates, Amond, Thomas.

Subs: Dudzinski, Martin, Hawkins, Hawkes, Smith, Rooney