Ronnie Moore sticks with the same Hartlepool side for visit of Mansfield Town

Hartlepool United players at Oxford United
Hartlepool United players at Oxford United

HARTLEPOOL United boss Ronnie Moore has named the same starting line-up for the third time in a week for today’s match with Mansfield Town at Victoria Park.

Moore has also kept faith with the 3-5-3 formation that served Pools so well in the 1-0 win over Morecambe and the 2-0 win over Oxford United.

The back-to-back wins has pushed basement side Pools to within four points of safety.

Again there is no place on the subs bench for Jack Compton or Marvin Morgan, but on-loan Middlesbrough winger Jordan Jones returns to the bench after his deal was extended until the end of the season.

Mansfield, managed by Adam Murray, are 16th in Sky Bet League Two and will line up in a 4-5-1 formation.

Former Pools loanee Rakish Bingham is on the bench for the visitors.

Pools (3-5-2): Flinders, Austin, Harrison, Mirfin, D Jones, Duckworth, Featherstone, Walker, Tshibola, Franks, Bird.

Subs: Maxted, Richards, J Jones, Hawkins, Nelson-Addy, Smith, Harewood.

Mansfield Town (4-5-1): Pidgeley, Beevers, Riley, Raynes, Elder, Heslop, McGuire, Clements, Brown, Kee, Hawkridge.

Subs: Studer, Sutton, Rhead, Ravenhill, Lambe, Bingham, Oliver.

Referee: Darren Handley (Lancashire)