TEAM NEWS: AFC Wimbledon v Hartlepool United in Sky Bet League Two

Luke Williams in action against York City. Photograph by FRANK REID
Luke Williams in action against York City. Photograph by FRANK REID

HARTLEPOOL United manager Colin Cooper has named an unchanged starting eleven for this evening’s Sky Bet League Two match away to AFC Wimbledon.

On-loan Middlesbrough midfielder Luke Williams again starts at the front of a midfield diamond formation, behind the front two of Marlon Harewood and 11-goal topscorer Luke James.

It is the same team that started the 2-0 win over York City at Victoria Park at the weekend, which means Jack Barmby, who came off the bench to score against the Minstermen starts on the bench.

Former Pools striker Charlie Wyke, who spent a spell on loan at The Vic last season from Middlesbrough, starts on the bench for Wimbledon at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

Pools start the match in 14th position, with their opponents currently sitting in 11th spot in Sky Bet League Two.

Hartlepool United (4-4-2): Flinders; Austin; Holden; Baldwin; Burgess; Walker; Walton; Monkhouse; Williams; Harewood; James.

Subs: Rafferty; Collins; Sweeney; Franks; Barmby; Compton; Rodney.

AFC Wimbledon (3-5-2): Worner; Fuller; Fenlon; Morris; Jones; Antwi; Moore; Pell; Sheringham; Midson; Sainte-Lusce.

Subs: Bennett; Brown; Moore; Arthur; Wyke; Francomb; Hylton.

Referee: Mark Haywood.

The Cherry Red Records Stadium, Wimbledon.