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Team News: Ebbsfleet United v Pools

23 November 2017

Jonathan Franks Mark Fletcher (Shutter Press)
Jonathan Franks celebrates scoring the winner at Solihull Moors

We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Saturday’s National League game at Stonebridge Road (3pm kick-off).

Craig Harrison will run the rule over Jonathan Franks ahead of the trip to face Ebbsfleet United after the attacker missed Tuesday evening’s game with a slight hamstring concern.

Blair Adams was also forced to sit out the 4-0 win over FC Halifax Town with a hamstring injury and the full-back will also be assessed in the run-up to the weekend.

Carl Magnay is still building fitness after a hernia operation so won’t be in the travelling squad, while Keith Watson, Ryan Donaldson, James Thorne and Aaron Cunningham remain sidelined.

Ebbsfleet boss Daryl McMahon has threatened widespread changes to his starting eleven after being critical of their performance in Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat at Woking.

It’s the first time this season that Fleet have suffered back-to-back losses and McMahon warned his players that they cannot expect to stay in the team if they perform in that manner.

Experienced defender Dave Winfield is on his way back from injury but Saturday’s game will come too soon, while Jack Payne is also closing in on a return to fitness.

Bradley Bubb was taken off with a hamstring problem during Tuesday’s game at Wrexham so is a doubt to face Pools but Yado Mambo should recover from a knee injury to be in contention.

Andy Drury will be assessed by the club’s medical staff in the run-up to the weekend’s fixture after he suffered suspected concussion at Wrexham after being struck in the face by a clearance.

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