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Team News: Barnet v Pools

27 October 2016

We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game against Barnet at The Hive (3pm kick-off).

Craig Hignett has no new injury worries ahead of this weekend’s trip to the capital and the Pools boss will be back in the dugout for the encounter against The Bees after serving a touchline ban.

Rob Jones is closing in on fitness after a spell on the sidelines with a hip injury but it still could be too early for the experienced centre-back to return to action on Saturday.

Fellow defender Matthew Bates is also not too far away from a comeback after recovering from bone bruising but won’t be fit in time to face Barnet.

Brad Fewster continues to have treatment on his hamstring injury so won’t feature, while Carl Magnay is out long-term after undergoing reconstructive surgery on his cruciate ligament.

Bees boss Martin Allen suffered an injury setback in midweek when full-back Justin Hoyte limped out of their 2-2 draw at Newport County.

Hoyte had only just returned after almost ten months out with knee ligament trouble but was forced off with a hamstring problem, which is likely to keep him out of the clash with Pools.

Midfielder Jamal Campbell-Ryce has missed the last two games with a knee injury sustained during their last home outing against Exeter City, while James Pearson and Michael Gash are also both still in the treatment room with knee problems.

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