Team news: Keith Watson handed Hartlepool United debut, Jonathan Franks first start

Jonathan Franks
Jonathan Franks

New boy Keith Watson will make his Hartlepool United debut today at centre-half.

The loan signing from St Johnstone comes straight in for Louis Laing, with Liam Donnelly playing right back alongside Scott Harrison and Blair Adams on the left.

Nicky Featherstone is shielding the back four in a 4-1-4-1 formation with Jonathan Franks making his first Pools start on the left hand side.

Jack Munns is also recalled, with Jake Cassidy up top on his own.

Pools XI: Scott Loach, Liam Donnelly, Keith Watson, Scott Harrison, Blair Adams, Nicky Featherstone, Ryan Donaldson, Conor Newton, Jack Munns, Jonathan Franks, Jake Cassidy.

Subs: Kenton Richardson, Michael Woods, Nicky Deverdics, Lewis Hawkins, Devante Rodney.