Cambridge United v Hartlepool United: Team news, three changes for Pools

Recalled: Jake Gray. Picture: Frank Reid
Recalled: Jake Gray. Picture: Frank Reid
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Ronnie Moore made three changes to his Hartlepool United side for the trip to promotion-hopefuls Cambridge United.

Matthew Bates returned at centre-half having come through a mid-week run-out against Rotherham after recovering from a toe problem.

He took over from Scott Harrison, who while at the Abbey Stadium, was not involved in the match-day 18.

Lewis Hawkins and Jake Gray were rewarded for good sub displays at Accrington with places in the starting XI.

Scott Fenwick and Nathan Thomas both dropped down to the bench.

Ronnie Moore has options formation wise but a 4-4-1-1 looks feasibile, with Gray just behind main striker Ellis Harrison.

There was no Barry Corr in the Cambridge line-up, the star striker named on the subs bench.

Cambridge: Norris, Furlong, Legge, Roberts, Page, Dunne, Ledson, Berry, Simpson, Ahearne-Grant, Williamson.

Subs: Beasant, Omozusi, Donaldson, Corr, Dunk, Coulson, Horne

Pools: Carson, Richards, Bates, Jackson, Carroll, Featherstone, Woods, Gray, Hawkins, Oates, E Harrison.

Subs: Bartlett, Jones, Thomas, Walker, Smith, Bingham, Fenwick

Referee: Keith Hill