Collins back for Pools’ Mansfield trip – as Cooper switches to 4-5-1

VETERAN defender Sam Collins today returned to the Hartlepool United starting line-up at high-flying Mansfield Town.

On-loan Middlesbrough Midfielder Marty Dolan though failed a fitness test on a groin injury and Jack Baldwin was used alongside Simon Walton in centre midfield.

Reserve keeper Andy Rafferty did come through a fitness check on his groin problem.