Wrexham-Hartlepool United: team news, Rhys Oates in for Pools

Rhys Oates: First start of season
Rhys Oates: First start of season

Craig Harrison made one change to his Hartlepool United's trip to high-flying Wrexham.

The Pools boss brought in Rhys Oates up front after Connor Simpson took a knock in the 1-0 win over Dagenham & Redbridge.

Simpson has travelled to the Racecourse Ground but has not been risked so Oates leads the line, making his first start of the season.

There was a change on the bench where defender Louis Laing returned to the squad.

Wrexham lost their second keeper of the season with Christian Dibble, son of ex-Wrexham and Pools stopper Andy, ruled out so on-loan Callum Roberts came in.

Up front, boss Dean Keates replaced Ntumba Massanka with Scott Boden.

Wrexham: Preston, Roberts, M Smith, Carrington, Rutherford, Wedgbury, Wright, L Smith, Boden, Reid.

Subs: Tharme, Marx, Holroyd, Massanka, Mackreth

Pools: Loach, Magnay, Ledger, Watson, Deverdics, Featherstone, Hawkins, Woods, Rodney, Oates, Franks.

Subs: Donnelly, Laing, Newton, Munns, Donaldson

Referee: Joe Johnson