Team news: ONE change for Pools as forward gets first start since October

Gander Green Lane
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Hartlepool United caretaker Matthew Bates has made one change to the side for this afternoon's clash with promotion-chasing Sutton United.

Ryan Donaldson returns for his first start since October. He will start up top, alongside Jake Cassidy, with Rhys Oates dropping to the bench.

Elsewhere it is unchanged for Bates and Pools, with Scott Harrison returning to the bench after a lengthy lay-off.

Pools XI: Scott Loach, Lewis Hawkins, Louis Laing, Carl Magnay, Blair Adams, Nicky Featherstone, Conor Newton, Josh Hawkes, Michael Woods, Jake Cassidy, Ryan Donaldson.

Subs: Ryan Catterick, Scott Harrison, Jack Munns, Devante Rodney, Rhys Oates.