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Team News: Carlisle United v Pools

13 October 2016

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

Craig Hignett will be without Nicky Featherstone for the trip to Cumbria as he serves the final game of his suspension after his sending-off against Luton Town.

The Pools boss will welcome Trevor Carson and Liam Donnelly back in to his travelling squad after the pair returned from international duty with Northern Ireland.

Michael Woods could be in contention for the game after making his return from an Achilles injury by playing over an hour for the Reserves in their win at Mansfield Town on Wednesday.

Nicky Deverdics is also hopeful of being available to face Carlisle; the midfielder is back in training after being forced off with a thigh injury in the early stages of Saturday’s draw with Crawley Town.

However, the game will come too soon for Matthew Bates (bone bruising) and Rob Jones (hip) who are both continuing to step up their training, while Brad Fewster is sidelined with hamstring trouble.

Former Pools loan man Charlie Wyke is a doubt for Carlisle after being stretchered off with a knee injury during their recent Checkatrade Trophy win over Blackburn Rovers.

However, boss Keith Curle has no new injury worries to contend with as his side look to build on their longest unbeaten start to a Football League campaign.

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