Hartlepool United-Macclesfield Town: Two changes for Pools

Jack Munns: Fifth start. Picture by BERNADETTE MALCOLMSON
Jack Munns: Fifth start. Picture by BERNADETTE MALCOLMSON

Craig Harrison today made two changes to his Hartlepool United side for the crucial match against Macclesfield Town at Victoria Park.

Nicky Featherstone has been ruled out for up to six weeks after scans revealed a fractured fibula after taking a kick at Ebbsfleet last Saturday.

Carl Magnay returned at right-back after making a quick recovery from double hernia surgery, with Liam Donnelly switching to the midfield void left by Featherstone.

Jack Munns came in for his fifth start of the season with Devante Rodney moving down to the bench.

Pools welcomed back Blair Adams after a hip problem with the left-back named on the bench.

Luke George was missing after suffering a hamstring strain in training.

Pools: Loach, Magnay, Laing, Harrison, Deverdics, Donnelly, Woods, Newton, Munns, Cassidy, Oates.

Subs: Adams, Ledger, Hawkins, Adeloye, Rodney

Macclesfield: Jalal, Hodgkiss, Pilkington, Lowe, Fitzpatrick, Whitehead, Lloyd, Burgess, Whitaker, Hancox, Marsh

Subs: Wilson, Ramsbottom, Kennedy, Arthur, Durrell

Referee: Thomas Bramhall