Team news: Matthew Bates makes one change to Hartlepool United starting XI

Matthew Bates
Matthew Bates

Hartlepool United caretaker manager Matthew Bates has made one change from the side beaten by Halifax in midweek.

For this afternoon's clash with Ebbsfleet United, Luke George comes into the starting XI in his more familiar midfield slot.

The man to make way is Connor Newton, who is on the Pools' bench.

Pools: Loach, Magnay, Harrison, Laing, Adams, Featherstone, George, Woods, Rodney, Cassidy, Oates.

Subs: Catterick, Owen, Newton, Hawkins, Hawkes.

Ebbsfleet United: Ashmore, Connors, Rance, Winfield, Clark, Drury, Kedwell, Payne, Magri, Conlon, Whitely.

Subs: Powell, Weston, Miles, Shields, Bush.