We take a look at the team news from both Pools and Newport County ahead of Saturday’s match at The Northern Gas and Power Stadium (3pm Kick Off).
Carl Magnay is struggling to be fit for Pools after going off with a rib injury in last Saturday’s match with Notts County.
Although not as bad as first feared, the defender is suffering with a cartilage injury and the Newport game could be too soon for him.
Jake Orrell has suffered a recurrence of a quad injury and will definitely miss the game, while Rob Jones is also a doubt as he is struggling with a back injury.
Other than that, Craig Hignett has a fully fit squad to choose from ahead of the game with Newport County.
Meanwhile for the Exiles, Jordan Green, who is on loan from Bournemouth, was substituted in their last outing against Crewe Alexandra after only 19 minutes. Manager Warren Feeney said afterwards that he was suffering with an ankle injury so he will be a doubt for this Saturday.
Defender Jamie Turley also left the game with Crewe early due to injury so he could also be struggling for this weekend.
One person Newport will definitely be without in the dugout is Assistant Manager Sean McCarthy who will serve a one-match touchline ban after receiving a FA charge.