TEAM NEWS: Hartlepool United v Plymouth Argyle

Luke James turns to the traveling pools fans after scoring against Exeter City. Picture by FRANK REID
Luke James turns to the traveling pools fans after scoring against Exeter City. Picture by FRANK REID
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HARTLEPOOL United manager Colin Cooper has named the same starting 11 for this afternoon’s League Two clash with Plymouth Argyle at Victoria Park.

Last weekend saw Pools beat Exeter City 3-0 and Cooper has kept faith in the same team for today’s home game against the Green Army.

Luke James starts up front, with support from James Poole behind him as Pools line up in a 4-4-1-1 formation.

Sam Collins returns to the bench in place of Darren Holden who is not in the squad.

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

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

Plymouth Argyle: Luke McCormick, Durrell Berry, Maxime Blanchard, Conor Hourihane (C), Romauld Boco, Reuben Reid, Luke Young, Neal Trotman, Curtis Nelson, Paul Hayes, Jamie Reckord.

Subs: Jake Cole, Andre Blackman, Lewis Alessandra, Paul Wotton, Tyle Harvey, Hamza Bencherif, Andewa Gurrieri.

Referee: Scott Mathieson. Assistant Referees: P. Curry. T. Nield.