Ronnie Moore to select inexperienced forward line in Hartlepool United v Morecambe

Scott Fenwick.
Scott Fenwick.

RONNIE Moore is to put his faith in inexperienced duo Joe Ironside and Scott Fenwick.

The forwards look set to be paired together in tomorrow’s “massive” home match with Morecambe.

The Pools boss is going to have to re-jig his starting line-up after Marlon Harewood and Michael Woods saw red in the 1-1 draw at Mansfield Town yesterday.

Moore will definitely be without Woods after he picked up two yellows while club officials are anxiously waiting an appeal verdict over Harewood’s straight red for violent conduct.

If that is unsuccessful then Ironside, on-loan from Sheffield United, and Fenwick will be leading the line at Victoria Park (kick-off 3pm).

Fenwick was recently plucked from Dunston and has only started two matches so far though he did score against York City.

Moore is unbeaten in two matches since taking over as boss and he is looking for his struggling side to build on the point at Mansfield.

“It is a platform for Morecambe now,” said Moore. “But we are two men down which doesn’t help and the squad is not brilliant at the moment any way.

“It is a chance for two kids to come in and impress against Morecambe, which is a massive game.

“We are looking to get the win but it will be difficult without Marlon as he provides you with a lot of strength. He is experienced and can get the crowd going.

“But Joe [Ironside] works hard, he did the lions share of the running against Mansfield despite the fact he had been carrying an ankle injury.

“Now it is the time for Scott [Fenwick] and [if the appeal is unsuccessful] we will have two young, raw kids up there with energy.

“We have to play to their strengths, get in behind teams and get some quality in the box.”

Moore had targeted four points from Mansfield away and Morecambe at home tomorrow.

He said his side will be giving it a “right go” in front of the Victoria Park crowd, set to be bolstered by the reduced ticket prices.

“We said four points from these two games and if we can do that great,” said Moore.

“We have two men less to pick from but if we can start the way we finished then hopefully we can get the result we need tomorrow.

“We will certainly be giving it a right go.”

Pools picked up only their 14th point of the season in the draw with Mansfield but will be looking to take their second half showing into Morecambe.

The Shrimps were beaten 1-0 at home to fellow relegation strugglers Carlisle United yesterday and Moore sees no reason why his side can’t build on their unbeaten start under him.

He added “In the first-half it just looked like they were waiting to go out of the league.

“I told them to go and enjoy themselves and do it right and to be fair they had a go and it would have been nice to have nicked it at the end.

“You can just as easily win five games on the trot in this league as you can lose them.

“That is what this level is about.

“If we produce the form from the second-half and take it into the next five games we could easily get 12 points out of them.”