Hartlepool United v Mansfield Town: Team news, Billy Paynter 500 not out

The main men: Nathan Thomas and Billy Paynter
The main men: Nathan Thomas and Billy Paynter
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Craig Hignett today named his same Hartlepool United XI for the FIFTH game in a row for today's League Two match with Mansfield Town.

Craig Hignett today named his same Hartlepool United XI for the FIFTH game in a row for today's League Two match with Mansfield Town.

Today marked a red-letter day for striker Billy Paynter who was making his 500th career appearance.

Nathan Thomas, signed on the opening day of the transfer winder for an undisclosed fee from Mansfield, started against his former club

Today was the first time Pools have picked an unchanged line-up for five games since 2013.

Pools: Carson, Magnay, Bates, Jackson, Carroll, Featherstone, Gray, Hawkins, Thomas, Paynter, James

Subs: Bartlett, Richards, R Jones, Bingham, Oates, Woods, Walker

Mansfield: Shearer, Collins, Pearce, Tafazolli, Benning, Chapmam, Thomas, Blair, Clements, Green, Dieseruvwe

Subs: Jensen, Rose, Beardsley, Daniel, Lambe, Alfei, Baxendale

Referee: Graham Salisbury