Hartlepool United v Northampton Town: Team news, Luke James back for Pools

Lewis Hawkins: Left out
Lewis Hawkins: Left out
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Craig Hignett made one change to his Hartlepool United side for this afternoon's clash against Northampton Town

Luke James returned after missing last week's 2-1 defeat at Luton Town with a thigh problem, with Lewis Hawkins the man to make way.

With Hawkins moving down to the bench that meant Rakish Bingham was left out of the match-day 18.

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

Subs: Bartlett, Richards, Harrison, Hawkins, Laurent, Oates, Fenwick.

Northampton Town: Smith, Moloney, Diamond, McDonald, Buchanan, Holmes, Taylor, Rose, Martin, Marquis, Collins

Subs: Clarke, Cresswell, D'ath, Adams, Hoskins, Prosser

Referee: Matt Haywood (W Yorks)