In front of the BT Sport cameras, Hartlepool United welcomes Notts County to the Vic looking to make it 11 wins out of their last 12 home games.
Pools are unbeaten in 13 games and will be looking for a repeat of the result in Nottingham in December Luke Armstrong's close-range finish saw them take all three points. Since then, the Magpies have replaced Neal Ardley with former Ostersund manager Ian Burchnall.
Notts currently sit in 5th in the National
League, nine points behind Dave Challinor's men, They've won just two of their
last five, beating Woking and Wrexham, drawing with Yeovil Town, and losing to
Aldershot in the league and AFC Hornchurch in the FA Trophy semi-final. Led by skipper
Michael Doyle, the team includes former Poolie Kenton Richardson, on loan from
Sunderland. The Magpies' goalkeeper coach is Jake Kean, a one-time Poolieloanee in the 2010-11 season.
Notts County's last five games:
Woking 2 – 4 Notts County (W)
Notts County 1 – 0 Wrexham (W)
Notts County 0 – 1 Aldershot (L)
Notts County 3 – 3 Hornchurch (Hornchurch Won 5-4 onPenalties) (L)
Yeovil Town 2 – 2 Notts County (D)
The teams have played each other 36 times, with Notts County
just shading past results, Pools have won 14 times against the Magpies, andthey've bested us on 16 occasions. Six games have ended in a draw.
Pools will be without Joe Grey as he continues to recover
from a back injury. There will also be late fitness tests for Ben Killip andRyan Johnson after their recent injuries.
Watch and Listen
As the game is being broadcast by BT Sport, the club is
unable to offer streaming in the usual way. To watch the game, access BT Sport1 HD from 5pm onwards.
We are continuing to provide audio coverage, with Mixlr commentary from our media team starting shortly before kick-off with Alex Chandy and Evan Horwood.
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