TEAM NEWS: Hartlepool United v Cheltenham Town

Christian Burgess in action against Coventry in the 2nd Round of the FA Cup. Picture by FRANK REID

Christian Burgess in action against Coventry in the 2nd Round of the FA Cup. Picture by FRANK REID

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COLIN Cooper has made three changes to the Hartlepool United side for this afternoon’s Sky Bet League Two match away to Cheltenham Town.

In come Jonathan Franks, Darren Holden and Antony Sweeney with James Poole, Luke James and Jack Compton dropping to the bench as Cooper opts for a new 3-5-2 formation.

Andy Monkhouse and Franks start up front with Michael Duckworth and Holden in the wing-back positions.

Sweeney, Matty Dolan and Simon Walton make up the midfield three.

Hartlepool United (3-5-2): Flinders, Duckworth, Austin, Baldwin, Burgess, Holden, Walton, Dolan, Sweeney, Monkhouse, Franks.

Subs: Rafferty, Collins, Walker, Poole, James, Rodney, Compton.

Cheltenham Town: (4-4-2): Brown, Taylor, Brown, Elliott, Harrison, McGlashan, Richards, Jombati, Braham-Barrett, Roofe, Noble.

Subs: Roberts, Cureton, Deering, Gornell, Goldson, Penn, Ajala.

Referee: Steven Rushton