Hartlepool United- Aldershot Town: Jake Cassidy starts for Pools

Jake Cassidy: First start since August 29
Jake Cassidy: First start since August 29

Jake Cassidy came in for his first Hartlepool United start since August against Aldershot Town.

The former Wales U21 forward made his return to the squad as a second-half sub at Boreham Wood last weekend, with Craig Harrison bring him into his XI against the Shots.

Harrison made one change at the back with Liam Donnelly returning at centre-half after serving a one-match ban. He replaced Louis Laing who failed to make the match-day 16.

Pools: Loach, Richardson, Donnelly, Harrison, Adams, George, Featherstone, Deverdics, Rodney, Cassidy, Franks.

Subs: Ledger, Newton, Woods, Munns, Oates

Aldershot: Ward, Alexander, Reynolds, Rowe, Fowler, Evans, McDonnell, Kellerman, Fenelon, Robert, Mensah

Subs: Rendell, Skinner, Gallagher, Lyons-Foster

Referee: D Middleton