Tommy Miller, Stuart Parnaby and Matthew Bates all start, with centre-half Bates appointed skipper.
STEVENAGE: Beasant; Ashton, Worley, Wells, Dembele; Pett, Lee, Bond, Whelpdale; Marriot, Charles. Subs: Day (gk), Calcutt, Okimo, Johnson, Deacon.
HARTLEPOOL UNITED: Flinders; Duckworth, Collins, Bates, Austin; Walker, Miller, Parnaby, Compton; James, Harewood. Subs: Dixon (gk), Holden, Franks, Woods, Brobbel, Hawkins, Richards.
Referee: Mark Haywood (Leeds)