Team news: Ronnie Moore makes three changes and reverts to 3-5-2 for trip to Morecambe

Michael Duckworth
Michael Duckworth

RONNIE Moore has rung the changes for Hartlepool United for the trip to Morecambe in Sky Bet League Two.

Jonathan Franks, Brad Walker and Michael Duckworth all return as Moore opts for a 3-5-2 formation.

Duckworth starts at left-wing back, with Neil Austin at right-wing back.

There is no place in the squad for Jack Compton and Marvin Morgan, neither are injured, and both have been left behind.

Marlon Harewood and Jordan Jones drop down to the bench following last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Burton.

Pools start the day nine points adrift of safety at the foot of Sky Bet League Two, after Cheltenham picked up a point away to Newport County on Friday night.

Jim Bentley’s Morecambe are 12th.

Morecambe (4-2-1-3): Arestidou, Beeley, Hughes (C), Parrish, Wilson, Wright, Fleming, Mullin, Ellison, Amond, Redshaw.

Subs: Stewart, Kenyon, Sampson, Williams, Goodall, Drummond, McGowan.

Pools (3-5-2): Flinders, Austin, Mirfin, Harrison, D Jones, Duckworth, Featherstone, Walker, Tshibola, Franks, Bird.

Subs: Maxted, Holden, Richards, J Jones, Hawkins, Smith, Harewood.

Referee: Mark Haywood (West Yorkshire)