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Team News: Pools v Mansfield Town

24 March 2014

We take a look at the latest info from both camps ahead of Tuesday night’s League Two game against Mansfield Town at Victoria Park (7.45pm kick-off).

Colin Cooper will be without Simon Walton for the fixture with Mansfield Town on Tuesday after the midfielder was sent-off during the 1-0 defeat at Oxford United on Friday.

Walton went in to Friday’s game on nine bookings and knowing that a tenth yellow card prior to the cut-off in the second weekend of April would trigger an automatic two-game suspension.

However, as he was sent-off for two yellow cards only the red now appears on his disciplinary record – that means he will serve a one-game ban and return to contention for the weekend still on nine yellow cards.

Andy Monkhouse (hamstring) and Neil Austin (toe) remain sidelined through injury, but Michael Duckworth is now pressing for a recall after returning to the bench on Friday.

Mansfield boss Paul Cox is contending with a double injury blow ahead of the midweek trip to The Vic.

Centre-back Ryan Tafazolli suffered a foot injury in a tackle during the weekend draw with Chesterfield and is a doubt to face Pools.

Meanwhile, Ben Hutchinson has now been ruled out for the remainder of the season after pulling his hamstring playing for the Reserves last week.

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