Team news: THREE changes for Pools as defensive duo return

Matthew Bates
Matthew Bates

Liam Donnelly has returned to the Hartlepool United XI for their final game of the National League season at Tranmere.

Safe and with nothing but pride to play for, the Northern Irishman's return is one of three changes made by Matthew Bates, who could be making his final appearance in the dugout this afternoon.

Elsewhere, Carl Magnay and Devante Rodney are back at Prenton Park.

Pools XI: Scott Loach, Liam Donnelly, Louis Laing, Carl Magnay, Blair Adams, Nicky Featherstone, Lewis Hawkins, Conor Newton, Ryan Donaldson, Devante Rodney, Jake Cassidy.

Subs: Ryan Catterick, Scott Harrison, Lewis Hawkes, Lewis Orrell, Rhys Oates.