Match team news: Hartlepool United v Cambridge United

Rakish Bingham in action for Hartlepool United against Sheffield United. Picture by FRANK REID
Rakish Bingham in action for Hartlepool United against Sheffield United. Picture by FRANK REID

Ronnie Moore restored fit-again Billy Paynter to the Hartlepool United side for this afternoon’s mid-table battle with Cambridge United.

The Pools skipper missed the last-ditch defeat at Exter with hamstring trouble but was OK to resume against the U’s

He replaced Dan Jones with Jake Carroll reverting to left-back.

It meant Moore paired Paynter with Rakish Bingham and Rhys Oates up front.

Pools: Bartlett, Halliday, Harrison, Boyce, Carroll, Bates, Featherstone, Woods, Oates, Paynter, Bingham. Subs: Denton, Jones, Worley, Oyenuga,Walker, Smith, Fenwick

Cambridge: Dunn, Roberts, Legge, Taft, Omozusi, Dunk, Berry, Newton, Demetriou, Simpson, Blyth. Subs: Beasant, Taylor, Slew,Coulson, Morrisey, Hughes, Chiedozzie.

Referee: G Eltrincham