Graeme Lee has named his starting XI for Pools trip to Mansfield. (Credit: Will Matthews | MI News)

Mansfield Town v Hartlepool United: Starting XI as Graeme Lee makes one change to Pools side with Milwall youngster back in the squad

Hartlepool United are back in action this afternoon following their enforced COVID-19 break last weekend.

By Joe Ramage
Sunday, 26th December 2021, 2:17 pm

Graeme Lee’s men face League Two’s form side in Mansfield Town at the One Call Stadium looking to continue their unbeaten start to life under the new manager.

Pools were forced to settle for a frustrating goalless draw a fortnight ago in the last match against Scunthorpe United.

And Lee has made one change from the side who drew with the Irons as midfielder Tom Crawford drops out from the squad altogether and is replaced by Huddersfield Town man Matty Daly.

Luke Molyneux and Mark Cullen have both trained this week and both been passed fit to start for Pools this afternoon.

There is a return to the squad for former Gateshead striker Jordan Cook who returns following a lengthy groin injury.

And Millwall winger Tyler Burey, who rejoined Pools this week, finds himself back on Lee’s bench.

Former Pools striker Rhys Oates starts for the Stage.

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