Team News: Harewood back for Hartlepool United away at Shrewsbury

Marlon Harewood. Picture by FRANK REID
Marlon Harewood. Picture by FRANK REID

MARLON Harewood is restored to the Hartlepool United team as boss Ronnie Moore makes one change for the match away at Shrewsbury Town.

The 35-year-old has returned from a three-match suspension and is straight back into the side for the match against fourth-placed Shrews at Greenhous Meadow.

Scott Fenwick drops down to the bench despite scoring the opener is last weekend’s 2-0 home win over Cheltenham Town.

Midfielder Lewis Hawkins is also back among the subs after a one-match suspension while Brad Walker has also shaken off a thigh problem and is on the bench.

Pools - seven points adrift at the bottom of Sky Bet League Two - are expected to line up in a 4-4-2 formation, with Rakish Bingham partnering Harewood up front.

Pools (4-4-2): Flinders (C), Duckworth, Harrison, Jones, Austin, Franks, Tshibola, Woods, Compton, Harewood, Bingham.

Subs: Maxted, Bates, Walker, Featherstone, Hawkins, Smith, Fenwick.

Shrewsbury (3-5-2): Leutwiler, Grandison, Demetriou, Woods, Ellis, Goldson, Collins, Lawrence (C), Gayle, Wesolowski, Mangan.

Subs: Halstead, Vincent, Vernon, Clark, Grant, Akpa-Akpro, Randall.

Referee: Seb Stockbridge (Tyne & Wear)