Team news: Striker returns to Pools XI as winger is back after six months out

Devante Rodney
Devante Rodney

Hartlepool United boss Matthew Bates has made just one change to the side who beat Maidstone on Good Friday.

For the visit of Guiseley to Victoria Park this afternoon, Bates has thrown Devante Rodney in to his first-team from the off, with Rhys Oates dropping to the bench.

Otherwise, it's an unchanged XI for Bates, as Carl Magnay continues at the heart of defence with Lewis Hawkins at right-back.

Liam Donnelly again misses out with an ankle problem but after six months out, Ryan Donaldson is again named on the Pools bench.

Pools starting XI v Guiseley today: Scott Loach, Lewis Hawkins, Carl Magnay, Louis Laing, Blair Adams, Nicky Featherstone, Conor Newton, Josh Hawkes, Michael Woods, Jake Cassidy, Devante Rodney.

Subs: Ryan Catterick, Jacob Owen, Jack Munns, Ryan Donaldson, Rhys Oates.