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Team News: Pools v Exeter City

2 March 2017

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

Dave Jones is hoping for an injury boost this weekend with several of his First Team players closing in on a return to action after lay-offs.

Matthew Bates and Sean Kavanagh have both missed games recently due to hamstring injuries but the pair have now returned to training and could be in contention to face Exeter.

Billy Paynter has undergone injections in a bid to ease his troublesome Achilles injury and the skipper is doing everything he can to get back in the selection picture.

Carl Magnay played some part in a practice match earlier in the week following his return from a cruciate ligament injury but The Grecian’s weekend visit will come too soon for the full-back.

Rob Jones continues to have treatment on his knee injury, while Trevor Carson is sidelined for the remainder of the campaign after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Exeter boss Paul Tisdale will assess the fitness of goalkeeper Christie Pym after he was out of the squad through injury for their midweek win at Crawley Town.

Front man Robbie Simpson is ruled out for the rest of the season after having an operation on Tuesday to repair the broken ankle he suffered in City’s draw at Blackpool last weekend.

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