Hartlepool United confirmed line-up to face Wealdstone – surprise change as Danny Elliott named on the bench

Hartlepool United face Wealdstone at Grosvenor Vale this afternoon – but how will Dave Challinor’s side line-up?

Saturday, 17th April 2021, 11:29 am
The Hartlepool United starting XI v Notts County at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Saturday 10th April 2021. (Credit: Chris Booth | MI News)

Pools go into today’s match 14 games unbeaten in the National League and sitting top of the table.

They are without Ben Killip (elbow), Ryan Johnson (knee) and Joe Grey (back) for today’s game but Rhys Oates is expected to be back available for selection after missing last Saturday’s 2-0 win over Notts County at Victoria Park. New signing Danny Elliott could also come into the squad.

Here is the predicted Pools line-up for today’s match...

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Kept a clean sheet on his return to the starting line-up last weekend.
Looking to break into double figures for assists this season.
Likely to keep his place in the side with Ryan Johnson still recovering from a hyper-extended knee injury.
The 34-year-old is hoping to achieve his second promotion at Hartlepool, 14 years apart. Still yet to finish on the losing side for Pools this season after 18 games played.
Three assists in his last four games from centre-back.
Continues to be effective at both ends for Pools. The side have lost just twice since his arrival in December.
Scored his only goal from open play this season in the reverse fixture against Wealdstone back in January.
Has six assists to his name so far in 2021, more than any other Pools player.
Will become the first Pools player to score in five consecutive games this century if he gets on the scoresheet this afternoon.
Scored two in his last two games for Pools.
Back in contention after missing last weekend's match.
Drops to the bench for the first time.
Featured as a substitute once since his start against Woking last month.
Was a late substitute against Notts County last time out.
Hasn't played a competitive match in over two months. Will have to wait for his chance.
On the bench for the second week running.