Morecambe-Hartlepool United: Team news, Richardson starts for Pools

Kenton Richardson: First start. Picture by BERNADETTE MALCOLMSON
Kenton Richardson: First start. Picture by BERNADETTE MALCOLMSON
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Kenton Richardson came in for his first start of the season for Hartlepool United's FA Cup trip to Morecambe.

The 18-year-old came in at right-back for Michael Ledger, who broke his nose in the second half at Torquay United last week.

Richardson performed well there in the 2-0 victory at Plainmoor and deserved his start at the Globe Arena.

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley brought Kevin Ellison into their starting XI while keeper Barry Roche recovered from injury to play between the sticks.

Morecambe: Roche, McGowan, Muller, Old, Brough, Fleming, Kenyon, Thompson, Wildig, Ellison, McGurk

Subs: Nizic, Oliver, Campbell, Conlan, Lavelle, Osborne, Rose

Pools: Loach, Richardson, Donnelly, Laing, Adams, George, Featherstone, Woods, Deverdics, Oates, Franks.

Subs: Catterick, Harrison, Hawkins, Newton, Munns, Simpson, Rodney

Referee: Tom Nield