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Team News: Sutton United v Pools

28 February 2019

Luke James Mark Fletcher (Shutter Press)
Pools striker Luke James

We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Saturday’s National League game against Sutton United at Gander Green Lane (3pm kick-off).

Craig Hignett is hoping to have Luke James back in contention for the weekend trip to Sutton United after the front man was forced to sit out last Saturday’s defeat to Bromley.

James was suffering from a calf problem which needed resting but it is hoped that he will prove his fitness in time to feature at Gander Green Lane.

Fraser Kerr is in line to make his Pools debut at the weekend after the centre-back completed a move to The Super 6 Stadium from Gateshead on Wednesday afternoon.

The 26-year-old’s arrival is well-timed, with Peter Kioso set to start a two-game ban after reaching ten yellow cards and Carl Magnay on the sidelines after knee surgery.

Michael Raynes is back with parent club Crewe Alexandra having treatment on his Achilles injury, Conor Newton has knee trouble and Luke Williams is still not ready for a return to First Team action after his knee operation.

Sutton boss Paul Doswell has had to battle with his own injury problems to keep their play-off hopes on course and will cross his fingers that some of his players are out of the treatment room by Saturday.

Dean Beckwith returned after recovering from a groin problem to play at Dagenham in midweek and now Doswell will hope Brad Pearce (concussion) and Aswad Thomas (illness) will be declared fit to face Pools.

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