TEAM NEWS: Hartlepool United v Dagenham & Redbridge

Scott Flinders in action against Scunthorpe United. Picture by FRANK REID
Scott Flinders in action against Scunthorpe United. Picture by FRANK REID

HARTLEPOOL United manager Colin Cooper has named the same starting 11 for this afternoon’s Sky Bet League Two match at home to Dagenham & Redbridge at Victoria Park.

Winger Jonathan Franks retains his place for the suspended Jack Compton, while James Poole and Luke James are again tasked with leading the line for Pools.

Dangerman Rhys Murphy, with eight goals so far this season, starts up front for Dagenham & Redbridge who make the journey from East London.

Hartlepool United: Scott Flinders, Michael Duckworth, Jack Baldwin, Christian Burgess, Neil Austin (C), Jonathan Franks, Simon Walton, Matty Dolan, Andy Monkhouse, James Poole, Luke James.

Subs: Andy Rafferty, Sam Collins, Darren Holden, Antony Sweeney, Jordan Richards, Nialle Rodney, Bradley Walker.

Dagenham & Redbridge: Chris Lewington, Scott Doe, Brian Saah, Billy Bingham, Medy Elito, Abu Ogogo, Rhys Murphy, Gavin Hoyte, Luke Howell, Jack Connors, Zavon Hines.

Subs: Luke Wilkinson, Oluwafemi Ilesanmi, Josh Scott, Afolabi Obafemi, Chris Dickson, Sean Shields, Jordan Seabright.

Referee: Graeme Salisbury. Lancashire.

Assistant referees: M. Dwyer. M. McGrath.