Hartlepool team news: Jake Cassidy handed first Pools start v Macclesfield

Jake Cassidy
Jake Cassidy

Hartlepool United boss Craig Harrison has made one change from the side beaten by Dover on the opening day, with Jake Cassidy handed his first start for the club.

The frontman came off the bench at the Vic on Saturday and impressed enough to be handed a slot up top with Padraig Amond in a 4-4-2 formation.

Michael Woods drops to the bench.

Elsewhere, Blair Adams returns to the bench from injury as does Nicky Featherstone and Devante Rodney. There is no place for Rhys Oates in the matchday 16 named by Harrison.

Pools XI: Scott Loach, Carl Magnay, Louis Laing, Scott Harrison, Liam Donnelly, Ryan Donaldson, Conor Newton, Lewis Hawkins, Jack Munns, Jake Cassidy, Padraig Amond.

Subs: Nicky Deverdics, Blair Adams, Nicky Featherstone, Michael Woods, Devante Rodney.