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Team News: Chester v Pools

28 December 2017

Blair Adams Mark Fletcher (Shutter Press)
Blair Adams in action for Pools

We take a look at the latest info from both camps ahead of our final game of 2017 at The Deva Stadium this weekend.

Craig Harrison will run the rule over midfield duo Nicky Featherstone and Conor Newton ahead of Saturday’s National League trip to Chester.

Featherstone had been due to start at Gateshead on Boxing Day only to aggravate his leg injury, while Newton was named among the subs before tweaking his groin in the warm-up.

Blair Adams will definitely miss the weekend encounter as he served a one-match suspension following the red card he was shown in the 2-2 draw at The International Stadium.

Michael Ledger could come back in to contention after a back problem, while Keith Watson came off the bench at Gateshead but could be lacking fitness to be handed a first start in over three months.

Kenton Richardson (shoulder) and Luke George (hamstring) are sidelined, while Ryan Donaldson and Aaron Cunningham are both continuing their recoveries from ankle surgery.

Chester boss Marcus Bignot has a concern over front man Ross Hannah who was forced off just half an hour in to their Boxing Day defeat to Guiseley with a leg injury.

Lathaniel Rowe-Turner will also miss the clash with Pools after he was shown a red card in the 2-0 home defeat to The Lions.

However, Jordan Archer and Craig Mahon both returned to the bench in that game following injury and both will press their claims for a start this weekend.

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