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Team News: Pools v Blyth Spartans

3 December 2014

We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Friday's FA Cup tie against Blyth Spartans at Victoria Park (7.55pm kick-off).

Paul Murray will be forced in to making changes for Friday’s clash with Blyth Spartans with several members of his squad unable to play for Pools in the FA Cup.

Matty Dolan, Scott Fenwick and Joe Ironside are all cup-tied and must sit the game out, while Pools are still waiting for confirmation on Adam Campbell from his parent club Newcastle United. Matteo Lanzoni can play after being given permission by Cambridge United.

The game may come too soon for right-back Michael Duckworth who has been struggling with a groin problem and Tommy Miller is out after suffering a setback in his recovery from a calf strain.

Murray was handed a boost with the news that Jack Compton has returned to training ahead of schedule following knee surgery but the game may also come too soon for the winger.

Blyth Spartans boss Tom Wade must run the rule over star striker Daniel Maguire after he was taken off as a precaution during the first half of their weekend win over Witton Albion.

Former Pools players Stephen Turnbull and Nathan Buddle are expected to start in the game, while former Victoria Park Season Ticket holder Peter Jeffries will be in goal for the visitors.

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