TEAM NEWS: Hartlepool United v Wycombe Wanderers in Sky Bet League Two

Colin Cooper on the sidelines during the game against York City. Photograph by FRANK REID

Colin Cooper on the sidelines during the game against York City. Photograph by FRANK REID

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COLIN Cooper has named the same starting line-up for this afternoon’s Sky Bet League Two clash between Hartlepool United and Wycombe Wanderers.

Luke James and Marlon Harewood again start up front for Pools at Adams Park, with support from on-loan Manchester United forward Jack Barmby playing just behind the front pairing.

Michael Duckworth and Neil Austin again miss out through injury, with young full-backs Jordan Richards and Darren Holden again starting in defence either side of captain Sam Collins and Christian Burgess.

Pools, playing in red, go into the match ninth in Sky Bet League Two - two places and five points from the top seven after last weekend’s 3-0 win over Torquay United at The Vic.

Gareth Ainsworth’s Wycombe team, meanwhile, are fourth bottom in League Two but haven’t lost in their last five matches.

This afternoon’s game at Adams Park is the first for Cooper & Co without former assistant Craig Hignett, who this week left to become Number 2 to Aitor Karanka at Championship side Middlesbrough.

Pools (4-4-2): Flinders, Richards, Collins(C), Burgess, Holden, Walton, Walker, Monkhouse, Barmby, James, Harewood.

Subs: Rafferty (gk), Sweeney, Hawkins, Compton, Franks, Poole, Rodney.

Wycombe (4-4-2): Ingram, McCoy, Wood, Johnson, Stewart, Scowen, Arnold, Bloomfield, Kretzschmar, Morgan, Cowan-Hall.

Subs: Horlock (gk), Jeffrey, Kuffour, Pierre, Craig, Kewley-Graham, McClure.

Referee: Andrew Madley