Team news ahead of tonight's game at Victoria Park
Manager Nathan Jones has made four changes to the team that beat Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.
Akin Famewo comes in for his first Football League start alongside captain Alan Sheehan, while Jake Gray starts at the club where he enjoyed a loan spell last season from Crystal Palace and Newcastle loanee Alex Gilliead starts for the first time in a Town shirt.
TOWN: Walton, Justin, Sheehan, Famewo, Potts, Lee, Gray, McGeehan, Gilliead, Mpanzu, Marriott. Subs: O'Donnell, Smith, Cook, Vassell, McQuoid, King (GK), Musonda
HARTLEPOOL: Carson, Richards, Nsiala, Donnelly, Carroll, Featherstone, Laurent, Hawkins, Alessandra, Amond, Thomas. Subs: Bartlett (GK), Paynter, Pollock, Deverdics, Martin, Fewster, Heardman.