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Team News: Pools v Stevenage

19 January 2017

We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two meeting at The Northern Gas and Power Stadium (3pm kick-off).

Sam Collins will take charge of Pools this weekend as they welcome Stevenage to the North East and he will run the rule over the fitness of front man Padraig Amond.

The Irishman was forced off with a shoulder injury during Saturday’s game at Crawley Town but has been receiving treatment and it is hoped he’ll be fit to feature this weekend.

Trevor Carson is expected to be out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his shoulder injury on Thursday so Adam Bartlett will continue in goal.

Nathan Thomas (groin) and Carl Magnay (knee) are both still working on their fitness, while defender Rob Jones will remain sidelined with a knee problem.

Stevenage boss Darren Sarrl won’t be able to call on Tyler Walker for the trip to Pools after the youngster was recalled from a loan spell at The Lamex Stadium by Nottingham Forest.

The front man scored twice against Pools on his Boro debut in September but was then sidelined by injury before his recall and he’s now subsequently gone out on loan to Port Vale.

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