Dover face a trip into the unknown when they begin their National League campaign on Saturday.
The match at Victoria Park will be the first ever meeting between the two sides.
Whites boss Chris Kinnear has been busy rebuilding his squad over summer, recruiting 13 new players ahead of their fourth consecutive season in non-league’s top tier.
Our hosts from County Durham have also had a summer of change following their relegation from League Two last season.
New Pools boss Craig Harrison has signed 11 new players as he aims to return his side back into the Football League at the first attempt.
Visiting fans might see one familiar face this weekend.
Former captain Nicky Deverdics, who signed for Hartlepool from Dover two years ago, made 87 appearances and scored 21 goals during his time with Whites.
HARTLEPOOL’S RECENT FORM:
Pools have played seven pre-season friendlies, including a 2-1 defeat to Championship side Sunderland.
Their other matches were against Billingham Town (W 6-0), Dunston UTS (W 7-0), Harrogate Town (L 2-1), St Johnstone (L 1-0), Middlesbrough U23’s (W 2-1) and Whitley Bay (D 1-1)
DOVER TEAM NEWS:
Assistant Manager Jake Leberl confirmed boss Chris Kinnear has a fully fit squad to select from on Saturday.
For Dover fans wanting to show their colours at the game by wearing the matching shirts as the players, Dover will be wearing yellow shirts.
Prices are as follows:
Adults (19+) – £20
Seniors (60+) / Under 19s / Armed Forces – £10
Under 16s – £5
Under 5’s – Free
Tickets can be purchased on the day.
Those paying cash only need to go to turnstiles one and two next to the ticket office on Clarence Road from 1:30pm on Saturday.
Those wanting to pay by credit or debit card will need to do so from the main ticket office which is open from 10am on Saturday until kick off.
The game starts at 3pm but if you are unable to make the trip, we will have live updates on Twitter – @DAFCLiveText – follow us and get all the news as it happens!
Coverage starts from 2pm.
SATURDAY’S OTHER NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES: (3pm kick off unless stated)
SUTTON UNITED V LEYTON ORIENT (12:30)
AFC FYLDE V BOREHAM WOOD
BROMLEY V EASTLEIGH
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE V BARROW
HALIFAX V ALDERSHOT
GUISELEY V EBBSFLEET UNITED
MAIDSTONE UNITED V MAIDENHEAD UNITED
SOLIHULL MOORS V CHESTER
TORQUAY UNITED V TRANMERE ROVERS
WOKING V GATESHEAD
WREXHAM V MACCLESFIELD TOWN
There will be a Supporters Club coach making the trip to Hartlepool and it’s not too late to reserve your seat on it.
It leaves Crabble at 6.45am and the cost is as follows:
Adults Members £40, Adult Non Members £55 and accompanied child (under 16) £20.
Please call or text Andy on 0793 4300335 to book your seat.
Please note you are now required to pay for your seat at least 48 hours in advance by cash or via bank transfer.
Visit http://www.dasc.co.uk/ for all the details.