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Team News: Pools v Morecambe

28 December 2016

We take a look at the latest info from both camps ahead of Friday night’s League Two meeting against Morecambe at The Northern Gas and Power Stadium (7.45pm kick-off).

Craig Hignett will once again have to assess the fitness of young full-back James Martin who has been forced to sit out the last two games with a knee injury.

Rob Jones (knee) is still struggling and won’t feature, while Carl Magnay (knee) and Nathan Thomas (groin) are continuing their rehabilitation programmes with Club medical staff.

Pools boss Hignett must decide whether to make any alterations to his starting line-up following the defeat to Blackpool on Boxing Day or remain unchanged for a third game in a row.

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley was boosted by an excellent 1-0 win at Mansfield Town on Boxing Day, during which he was able to call upon both Rhys Turner and Aaron Wildig after the shook off injury.

Kevin Ellison and James Jennings also both returned to face The Stags but Liam Wakefield remains doubtful after sustaining a rib injury during the defeat to Cheltenham Town last weekend.

Cole Stockton will hope to recover from a knee problem in time to feature and Alex Whitmore is back after a four-game suspension but Alex Kenyon is serving the second of his three-match ban.

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