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Team News: Northampton Town v Pools

20 February 2014

Neil Austin could be set to miss the trip to Northampton Town this weekend as a troublesome toe injury continues to frustrate the Pools full-back.

The 30-year-old was injured whilst making a goal-denying block during the second half of the recent 0-0 draw with Scunthorpe United and has subsequently missed the last three games.

Boss Colin Cooper has confirmed that he remains a doubt for Saturday but hopes that Austin can step up his recovery following the clash with The Cobblers.

Cooper must also assess some minor knocks sustained during Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw at Southend, while he will need to decide whether to rotate his line-up after naming an unchanged eleven for the last three outings.

Town's new boss Chris Wilder has been dealt a blow with the news that he'll be without skipper Lee Collins for the rest of the season.

The centre-back suffered a foot injury during the second half of their defeat to Plymouth Argyle at the start of the month and it's now been confirmed he won't return this term.


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