Hartlepool United v Stevenage: Team news, Bates, Magnay, Thomas, Paynter, James all start

Ronnie Moore made five changes to his starting XI for tonight's League Two 'six-pointer' with Stevenage.

Tuesday, 9th February 2016, 6:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th February 2016, 12:22 pm
Josh Laurent: In squad

The Hartlepool United boss welcomed back Billy Paynter, the club captain being paired up front with loan signing Luke James.

It was Paynter's first league start since the 2-0 defeat at Wimbledon on the last Saturday in October and James's first start since August 2014!

Nathan Thomas started on the left after a supersub showing against Exeter last time out.

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Carl Magnay also came into the side, joining Jake Gray in the centre of midfield.

Bates took over at the heart of the defence from Scott Harrison.

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

Subs: Bartlett, Harrison, Jones, Laurent, Featherstone, Fenwick, Bingham

Stevenage: Jones, Wilkinson, Henry, Wells, Ogilvie, Parrett, Lee, Keane, Hedges, O'Connor, Pett

Subs: Cox, Franks, Zanzala, Day, Johnson, Conlon, Gorman

Referee: B Toner