After a clean sheet on Tuesday evening, Hartlepool United manger Graeme Lee is expecting more action at the other end as Stevenage travel to the Suit Direct Stadium on Saturday (3pm KO). A 0-0 stalemate with few chances left Poolies frustrated, but the side will be looking to create chances and score goals in front of a raucous home crowd.
This will be just the 13th meeting between the sides, with the last match played between the two prior to this season coming in 2017. Pools were 2-0 winners on that day, with Brad Walker and now-club captain Nicky Featherstone on the scoresheet, and former Poolie Ryan Johnson on the bench for Stevenage. That victory was Pools' only positive result against The Boro, losing nine and drawing two of the previous fixtures.
Jamie Sterry serves the second of his two-game ban after his red card at Bristol last Saturday, with Reagan Ogle again likely candidate to deputies in his absence. Marcus Carver has started the last two games, though Lee mentioned the striker's fatigue after the midweek stalemate with Carlisle. Joe Grey, Mark Cullen, and Fela Olomola could all be in contention to replace the new signing, with all looking to add to their performances so far this season.
How to Follow
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