Hartlepool United team news: FIVE new boys handed Pools debut v Dover

Ryan Donaldson
Ryan Donaldson

Hartlepool United boss Craig Harrison has handed FIVE new boys their Pools debut for this afternoon's National League opener against Dover Athletic.

Scott Loach starts between the sticks with Louis Laing at centre-half alongside Scott Harrison.

Blair Adams misses out with a groin problem with Liam Donnely deputising at left-back.

Conor Newton is selected in midfield while Jack Munns, so impressive in pre-season, and Ryan Donaldson make up the quintet.

Fellow summer signing Jack Cassidy starts on the bench with Padraig Amond leading the line.

Pools XI: Scott Loach, Carl Magnay, Louis Laing, Scott Harrison, Liam Donnelly, Conor Newton, Michael Woods, Lewis Hawkins, Jack Munns, Ryan Donaldson, Padraig Amond.

Subs: Ryan Catterick, Kenton Richardson, Nicky Deverdics, Rhys Oates, Jake Cassidy.