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Match preview: Pools head to Sutton

20 May 2021

Match Previews

Match preview: Pools head to Sutton

20 May 2021

After getting back to winning ways by defeating Aldershot last weekend, Hartlepool United travel to top-of-the-table Sutton United to play in front of the BT Sport cameras. Pools have lost just two games in their last 19 and they'll want to avoid any more defeats in the race for promotion.

The Opposition

Sutton have won four of their last five games, defeating Aldershot,

Weymouth, Woking, and Maidenhead. Their only dropped points in that time came

as they lost out to Notts County after Ruben Rodrigues' last-minute penalty.

The team has been led by Matt Gray since 2019 and the team

features key man Harry Beautyman, as well as Australian goalkeeper Dean

Bouzanis and striker Omar Bugiel, a goalscorer in a previous game against


The History

This will be the eighth meeting between the sides, with

Pools winning just one of the previous encounters. Four games have ended in a

draw, while the Us have claimed all three points in the other matches. Most

recently, Dave Challinor's men ran out 1-0 winners in January after a fine

strike by Rhys Oates.

Team News

After having key players return to the starting 11 against

Aldershot, Challinor will have a decision to make on whether to freshen his

team up against the champions-elect. Tom White has now returned to Blackburn

Rovers after his loan spell ended and there are no new injuries or suspensions

to report.

Ben Killip and Joe Grey are long-term absentees.

Watch, Listen, and Follow

The game is being shown by BT Sport and you can follow thegame on BT Sport 1 HD from 12pm on Sunday.

To follow audio of the game, the Mixlr stream will beavailable as usual.

Updates will also be posted on our Twitter feed, withcoverage starting around 11.45am as the team is announced.

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