Brad Walker today came in for his first Hartlepool United start since the home defeat by Bristol Rovers at the end of September.
Walker was named in the midfield for the trip to Luton Town as Hignett totally changed his central trio.
Lewis Hawkins, after his exellent midweek sub appearance, came into the starting XI along with Nicky Featherstone.
With Luke James ruled out with a thigh problem, Jake Gray moved forward into a front three with Billy Paynter and Nathan Thomas.
There were two changes at the back with Carl Magnay replacing Jordan Richards at right-back with Jake Carroll resuming at left-back for Dan Jones who was ruled out with a slight knock.
Luton: Tyler, O'Donnell, Cuthbert, Sheehan, Howells, Lee, Lawless, McGeehan, Green , Pigott, Marriott.
Subs: Justham, Smith, Hall, McCourt, Mpanzu, Okounghae, Mackail-Smith
Pools: Carson, Magnay, Bates, Jackson, Carroll, Featherstone, Walker, Hawkins, Gray, Paynter, Thomas.
Subs: Bartlett, Richards, Harrison, Laurent, Oates, Fenwick, Bingham
Referee: Andy Davies