STEVE HOWARD, Evan Horwood and Simon Walton are in the Hartlepool United starting XI for the home game with Oldham.

Without a win in 17 games, new boss John Hughes is out for a response to the weekend's 5-0 humbling at home to Coventry. 

HARTLEPOOL UNITED: Flinders; Austin, Collins, Hartley, Horwood; Murray, Walton, Sweeney; Franks, Howard, Humphreys. Subs: Foden, Poole, Monkhouse, Baldwin, Holden, Noble, Wyke.
OLDHAM ATHLETIC: Bouzanis; Brown, Wesolowski, M’Voto, Croft, Furman, Derbyshire, Montano, Byrne, Baxter, Wabara. Subs: Cisak (gk), Tarkowski, Smith, M’Changama, Winchester, Sutherland, Mellor.
Referee: Carl Pawson (Sheffield)

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