Match preview: Pools host Notts County live on BT Sport

In front of the BT Sport cameras, Hartlepool United welcomes Notts County to the Vic looking to make it 11 wins out of their last 12 home games.

Pools are unbeaten in 13 games and will be looking for a repeat of the result in Nottingham in December Luke Armstrong’s close-range finish saw them take all three points. Since then, the Magpies have replaced Neal Ardley with former Ostersund manager Ian Burchnall.

The Opposition

Notts currently sit in 5th in the National League, nine points behind Dave Challinor’s men, They’ve won just two of their last five, beating Woking and Wrexham, drawing with Yeovil Town, and losing to Aldershot in the league and AFC Hornchurch in the FA Trophy semi-final. Led by skipper Michael Doyle, the team includes former Poolie Kenton Richardson, on loan from Sunderland. The Magpies’ goalkeeper coach is Jake Kean, a one-time Poolie loanee in the 2010-11 season.

Notts County’s last five games:

Woking 2 – 4 Notts County (W)

Notts County 1 – 0 Wrexham (W)

Notts County 0 – 1 Aldershot (L)

Notts County 3 – 3 Hornchurch (Hornchurch Won 5-4 on Penalties) (L)

Yeovil Town 2 – 2 Notts County (D)

The History

The teams have played each other 36 times, with Notts County just shading past results, Pools have won 14 times against the Magpies, and they’ve bested us on 16 occasions. Six games have ended in a draw.

Team News

Pools will be without Joe Grey as he continues to recover from a back injury. There will also be late fitness tests for Ben Killip and Ryan Johnson after their recent injuries.

Watch and Listen

As the game is being broadcast by BT Sport, the club is unable to offer streaming in the usual way. To watch the game, access BT Sport 1 HD from 5pm onwards.

We are continuing to provide audio coverage, with Mixlr commentary from our media team starting shortly before kick-off with Alex Chandy and Evan Horwood.

https://mixlr.com/hartlepool-united/

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