TEAM NEWS: Northampton Town v Hartlepool United

TWO CHANGES: Colin Cooper
TWO CHANGES: Colin Cooper

COLIN Cooper made two changes to the Hartlepool United side which came to Northampton Town today looking to extend their unbeaten sequence to five games.

Michael Duckworth returned for his first start since the New Year’s Day defeat to Bury after recovering from a double hernia operation.

Jordan Richards was the unlucky player to make way at right-back, the Sunderland-born defender stepping down to the bench.

Further up the field, Andy Monkhouse was rested after two hard-working performances in the win over Newport County and the 1-1 draw at Southend United.

On-loan Manchester United youngster Jack Barmby came into the starting XI.

Northampton boss Chris Wilder has been busy since joining the Cobblers just over three weeks ago.

His six new signings all start while former Pools winger Leon McSweeney was included at right-back