Doncaster ended resurgent Hartlepool's seven-game unbeaten run as they defeated them 3-0 to stay top of npower League One
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Hartlepool have appointed John Hughes as their new first-team coach.
Former Falkirk and Hibernian boss Hughes leaves Livingston to take charge of League One's bottom side, starting with the visit of Coventry.
The 48-year-old succeeds Neal Cooper, who resigned last month.
Hartlepool United are considering making an approach to former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson over the possibility of becoming the club's new boss at Victoria Park. (Northern Echo)
Hartlepool United will be aiming to the bring an end to a poor run of form when they host Doncaster Rovers this weekend. (ITVTyneTees)