TEAM NEWS: Hartlepool United v Coventry City in the FA Cup Second Round

Christian Burgess in action against Portsmouth. Picture by FRANK REID
Christian Burgess in action against Portsmouth. Picture by FRANK REID

COLIN Cooper has named an unchanged side for today’s visit of Coventry City.

Pools drew a stalemate last time out when Portsmouth came to town this time last week.

And the gaffer has decided to keep faith with the same 11 that lined up against Pompey.

Scott Flinders keeps goal in what will be his 201st appearance for the club.

The defensive line in front of him will be made up of in-form Michael Duckworth, Jack Baldwin, Christian Burgess and Neil Austin.

Simon Walton and Matty Dolan retain their spots in the engine room, joined in midfield by Andy Monkhouse and Jack Compton on the flanks while Luke James and James Poole will lead the line for Pools.

Darren Holden comes in on the substitutes’ bench in place of Jordan Richards who will undergo a double hernia operation on Tuesday.

He’s joined on the bench by Andy Rafferty, Sam Collins, Jonathan Franks, Antony Sweeney, Nialle Rodney and Bradley Walker.

Pools: Flinders, Duckworth, Baldwin, Burgess, Austin (C), Compton, Walton, Dolan, Monkhouse, Poole, James.

Subs: Rafferty (GK), Collins, Franks, Sweeney, Holden, Rodney, Walker.

Coventry City: Murphy, Seaborne, Thomas, Christie, Webster, Fleck, Moussa, Clarke, Baker, Adams, Daniels.

Subs: Phillips, Haynes, Barton, Garner, Maund, Baker-Richardson, Burge.

Referee: A.Madley.