Hartlepool United team news: New boy bench as full-back misses out
Hartlepool United new boy Marcus Dinanga has been named on the bench by Matthew Bates for this afternoon's friendly at Spennymoor Town.
Lining up in a 3-4-2-1, Niko Muir leads the line with Luke James and Josh Hawkes playing off him in a potent looking starting frontline.
Ryan Donaldson starts as a right wing-back with Mark Kitching coming in on the left. Scott Loach returns to the starting XI with Carl Magnay skippering the side.
Meanwhile, the impressive Peter Kioso misses out with an injury.
Pools XI: Loach, Magnay, Davies, Anderson, Donaldson, Featherstone, Noble, Kitching, Hawkes, James, Muir.
Subs: Catterick, Woods, Hawkins, Newton, Dinanga, Richardson, Cassidy, Laing.