Tshibola beats groin problem to start for Pools at Newport

Aaron Tshibola
Aaron Tshibola

AARON Tshibola has shaken off a groin niggle to start for Hartlepool United against Newport County in Sky Bet League Two.

Ronnie Moore has named an unchanged side for the match at Rodney Parade with Pools looking for a fifth consecutive win.

Pools are third bottom, a point above Tranmere Rovers and two points above Cheltenham Town going into today’s match.

Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill starts again up front, partnering Jonathan Franks.

Moore has again gone with the 3-5-2 formation.

Pools (3-5-2): Flinders (C), Austin, Harrison, Mirfin, D Jones, Duckworth, Featherstone, Walker, Tshibola, Hugill, Franks.

Subs: Maxted, Richards, Hawkins, J Jones, Nelson-Addy, Harewood, Smith.

Newport: Day, Porter, Jones (c), Yakubu, Minshull, O’Connor, Sandell, Klukowski, Storey, Tutonda, Byrne.

Subs: Stephens, Chapman, Jeffers, Flynn, Parker, Poole, Collins

Referee: Kevin Johnson (Weston Super Mare)