TEAM NEWS: Hartlepool United v Rotherham United

Jack Baldwin celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Notts County. Picture by FRANK REID
Jack Baldwin celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Notts County. Picture by FRANK REID

COLIN Cooper has named an unchanged starting line-up for this evening’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy match between Hartlepool United and Rotherham United.

Nine-goal top scorer Luke James and James Poole start up front against the Millers for the northern area quarter final tie at Victoria Park, while veteran Sam Collins retains his place in the centre of defence.

On-loan Middlesbrough defender Christian Burgess returns to the bench after serving a one-game suspension for collecting five yellow cards.

The game kicks off at 7pm.

Pools: Flinders; Duckworth; Baldwin; Collins; Austin (C); Franks; Walton; Dolan; Monkhouse; Poole; James.

Subs: Rafferty; Sweeney; Richards; Burgess; Walker.

Rotherham United: Collin; Brindley; Skarz; Mills; Frecklington; Milsom; Tubbs; Morgan (C); Agard; Tidser; Eaves.

Subs: Shearer; Davis; Revell; Nardiello; Pringle.

Referee: D. Drysdale. Assistant Referees: D. Richardson; A. Tankard.