TEAM NEWS: Hartlepool United v Northampton Town

James Poole in action against Newport. Picture by FRANK REID
James Poole in action against Newport. Picture by FRANK REID
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HARTLEPOOL United manager Colin Cooper has kept faith with the same starting eleven for this afternoon’s League Two game with Northampton Town at Victoria Park.

Luke James and James Poole again start up front, with support in midfield from Andy Monkhouse, Matty Dolan, Simon Walton and Jack Compton.

Pools have won their last three home league matches at Victoria Park and will be looking to bounce straight back from the 2-0 defeat away to Newport County last Friday night.

Hartlepool United: Flinders; Duckworth; Austin (C); Burgess; Baldwin; Walton; Compton, Dolan; Monkhouse; Poole; James.

Subs: Rafferty; Collins; Franks; Sweeney; Richards; Rodney; Walker.

Northampton Town: Duke; Widdowson; Tozer; Reid; Emerton; Blyth; Kouo-Doumbe; Dallas; Ferdinand; Norris; Ravenhill.

Subs: Amankwaah, Collins, Morris, Platt, Deegan, McNamara, Heath.

Referee: Mark Haywood (West Yorkshire)