Ex-Villa youth Ebby Nelson-Addy named on the bench as Hartlepool take on Oxford United

Hartlepool United players celebrate at Morecambe
Hartlepool United players celebrate at Morecambe

RONNIE Moore has named the same starting line-up for tonight’s trip to Oxford United in Sky Bet League Two.

The only change to the squad sees new signing Ebby Nelson-Addy come onto the bench in place of Jordan Jones, who has returned to Middlesbrough after his month-long loan spell.

Pools are tonight looking to close the gap to safety and achieve back-to-back wins for the first time in over a year.

Moore has kept faith with the same team that won 1-0 at Morecambe on Saturday.

Michael Appleton’s Us will again be without the suspended Danny Hylton, who serves the second of a two game ban.

Pools are bottom of Sky Bet League Two, six points from safety ahead of kick-off, while Oxford are 17th in League Two.

Oxford: Clarke, Skarz, Mullins, Wright (C), Hoban, MacDonald, Baldock, Ruffels, O’Dowda, Collins, Roofe.

Subs: Rose, Ashdown, Rasulo, Long, Gnanduillet, Roberts, Dunkley.

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

Subs: Maxted, Holden, Richards, Hawkins, Nelson-Addy, Smith.

Referee: Patrick Miller (Bedfordshire)