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Team News: Aldershot Town v Pools

11 April 2019

Josh Hawkes Mark Fletcher (Shutter Press)
Josh Hawkes celebrates his goal against Braintree Town

We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Saturday's National League game against Aldershot Town at The EBB Stadium (3pm kick-off).

Craig Hignett is hoping that some of his injury problems clear up in time for Saturday’s game against Aldershot Town.

The Pools boss was only able to name four substitutes for last weekend’s encounter against Solihull Moors but is confident he will have enough bodies for a full bench this time around.

Josh Hawkes remains a doubt with the thigh injury which kept him out at the weekend and the Club’s medical staff will full assess the midfielder before any decision is made.

Danny Amos failed a late fitness test last Saturday and returned to parent club Doncaster Rovers for treatment on a back injury but it’s hoped the full-back will be passed fit to be travel.

Carl Magnay is back in training and stepping up his fitness work after knee surgery but he has been sidelined since January so Saturday’s game may come too soon for the defender.

Aaron Cunningham is another who will be assessed again before the weekend; the young centre-back has been missing since picking up a calf problem at Sutton United last week but is on the mend.

Luke Williams is still building fitness following double knee surgery and is unavailable for the trip, as is Conor Newton who is nursing a knee problem of his own.

Shots boss Gary Waddock has the welcome boost of knowing that the majority of his squad are fit for selection this Saturday, in contrast to the rest of an injury-plagued campaign.

Lewis Kinsells, Nick Arnold and Shamir Fenelon have all returned to full training and the trio are expected to return to contention for Pools visit to The EBB Stadium.

James Rowe made his comeback as a substitute in Aldershot’s 2-2 draw at Bromley on Saturday, leaving George Fowler as the club’s only remaining long-term absentee.

Regan Booty missed the trip to Bromley through illness but is set to return to the fold but there is a doubt over George Elokobi who took a knock in the game against AFC Fylde a fortnight ago.

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