Team news: Walker and Fenwick start for Hartlepool United against Morecambe

Scott Flinders in action.  Picture by FRANK REID
Scott Flinders in action. Picture by FRANK REID

BRAD Walker and Scott Fenwick start for Hartlepool United against Morecambe at Victoria Park as Ronnie Moore is forced into two changes.

Walker comes in for the suspended Michael Woods, who serves a one-match ban, in central midfield while Fenwick starts alongside Joe Ironside in place of the suspended Marlon Harewood.

Harewood was given a straight red card in the 1-1 draw at Mansfield Town on Boxing Day and misses the next three matches.

Pools start the match bottom of Sky Bet League Two, seven points adrift of safety. Morecambe are up in 11th seven points off the play-off positions.

Pools will line up in a 4-4-2 formation, with Dan Jones again partnering Matthew Bates in the heart of defence.

Pools (4-4-2): Flinders (C), Austin, Bates, Jones, Holden, Duckworth, Walker, Featherstone, Franks, Fenwick, Ironside.

Subs: Maxted, Nearney, Lanzoni, Hawkins, Schmeltz, Green, Compton.

Morecambe (3-5-2): Davies, Hughes(C), Edwards, Williams, Goodall, Wilson, McGowan, Parrish, McCready, Redshaw, Mullin.

Subs: Arestidou, Beeley, Devitt, Kenyon, Ellison, Drummond, Amond.

Referee: Darren Drysdale (Lincolnshire)