Hartlepool United goalkeeper Ben Killip missed the trip to Northampton Town through illness. (Credit: Will Matthews | MI News)

Will Newcastle United loanee feature as Graeme Lee makes three changes for Hartlepool United's League Two meeting with Mansfield Town in our predicted XI

Hartlepool United kick off a double header on home soil this week as they welcome Mansfield Town to the Suit Direct Stadium.

By Joe Ramage
Tuesday, 29th March 2022, 10:08 am

There will be a familiar face among the Stags’ ranks as Rhys Oates makes his return to the Suit Direct Stadium as Pools look to bounce back from their defeat at Northampton Town.

Graeme Lee’s side enjoyed plenty of possession and created some decent opportunities at Sixfields on Saturday but were unable to take advantage as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat.

And Lee’s side now come up against another team vying for promotion with Nigel Clough’s Mansfield pressing for a play-off spot.

Lee suggested he had an idea of how he might line-up this evening but much of that may depend of the situation of goalkeeper Ben Killip and whether he has recovered from an illness.

But here at The Mail we predict Killip could feature as one of three changes from Saturday’s defeat.

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