JON WORTHINGTON is back to skipper Town at Victoria Park tonight.
The 21-year-old has missed the last two matches through suspension but steps back into a re-jigged side.
"Worthy will be itching to get cracking after his ban," said manager Peter Jackson.
"He has been working very hard in training and I know he's raring to go tonight and to get some tackles in."
Rob Edwards keeps the left-back berth ahead of new signing Danny Adams and Jackson added: "We are going up there to be very positive.
"I don't think our away displays have been as bad as the results, but we know we've got to work very hard against a well-organised Hartlepool side who play well as a unit."
Nathan Clarke has stood in as skipper. Town have sold over 600 tickets for the match.