Hartlepool unchanged for Bristol Rovers trip

HARTLEPOOL United boss Colin Cooper named the same starting team which gained their first SkyBet League Two win of the season for today’s trip to Bristol Rovers.

Skipper Antony Sweeney recovered from the bug which ruled him out of the reserve team’s at Mansfield in midweek to take his place on the bench.

But Steve Howard, laid low by the bug which has affected some of the squad, missed out.

So too did teenage midfielder Brad Walker, who has not recovered from an ankle problem.

Bristol Rovers: Mildenhall, Smith, Parkes, McChrystal, Brown, Bond, Lockyear, O’Toole, Richards, Harding, Harrold

Pools: Flinders, Duckworth, Burgess, Baldwin, Austin, Franks, Walton Dolan, Compton, James, Monkhouse

Referee: Charles Breakspear