Hartlepool to host Chesterfield in pre-season friendly

Hartlepool United manager Ronnie Moore
Hartlepool United manager Ronnie Moore

HARTLEPOOL United have confirmed the first of their pre-season friendlies - a home game against League One outfit Chesterfield.

Chesterfield will head to Victoria Park on Saturday, August 1 (3pm KO) as part of both clubs’ final preparations for the new campaign which begins a week later.

Pools boss Ronnie Moore is looking to play eight pre-season friendlies in total, against a mix of league and non-league opposition.

The match against Dean Saunders’ Chesterfield is the first confirmed fixture.

The Spireites have former Pools star Ritchie Humphreys on their books and our former boss Chris Turner is chief executive at The Proact Stadium.

More fixtures will be released in due course.

Chesterfield chief executive Chris Turner

Chesterfield chief executive Chris Turner