JAMES Brown returns to the Hartlepool United side, with Steve Haslam dropping to the bench for their home game with Carlisle United.

That's the only change to Pools starting XI, with Colin Nish returning to the squad, as a substitute following his return from injury.

Ex-Pools defender Matty Robson is absent for Carlisle with a back problem.

HARTLEPOOL UNITED: Flinders; Austin, Collins, Hartley, Horwood; Murray, Sweeney Liddle; Brown, Monkhouse, James. Subs: Rafferty (gk), Humphreys, Nish, Haslam, Baldwin.

CARLISLE UNITED: Collin; Simek, Livesey, Michalik, Parker; Thirlwell, Noble Taiwo, McGovern; Zoko, Miller. Subs: Murphy, Madden, Cook, Gillespie (gk), Chantler.

Referee: Rob Madeley (Ossett)