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Team News: Eastleigh v Pools

28 March 2019

David Edgar Canada Soccer
David Edgar in training with Canada

We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Saturday's game against Eastleigh at The Silverlake Stadium (3pm kick-off).

Craig Hignett will check on illness and injury in his squad prior to making selection decisions for this weekend’s game at Eastleigh.

The Pools boss has revealed that a couple of the players have been laid low by a virus but is hopeful that it won’t have an impact on the squad for the weekend.

Aaron Cunningham has received a boost with the news that the knee injury he sustained in Saturday’s win over Wrexham is not as serious as first feared but he will still be out for at least a fortnight.

However, Hignett will be able to call upon defensive duo Danny Amos and David Edgar who are now back with the Pools squad after international duty with Northern Ireland U21s and Canada respectively.

Carl Magnay is making good progress after knee surgery but is still a little way from a return, Luke Williams is still closing in on his own return to action and Conor Newton (also knee) remains sidelined.

Eastleigh boss Ben Strevens has moved to strengthen the options in his squad in the past week by re-signing fans favourite Sam Matthews on loan from Bristol Rovers.

The 22-year-old can play in midfield or out wide and returns to the Silverlake Stadium for a third loan spell so will hope to be included in the line-up to face Pools this weekend.

Strevens named an unchanged starting eleven for The Spitfires last outing against Barrow a fortnight ago but a 1-0 home defeat might mean he will shuffle his pack for Saturday’s game.

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