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Match Preview: Pools ready for Solihull

26 September 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview: Pools ready for Solihull

26 September 2023

After a hard-fought win on the road, Hartlepool United return to the Suit Direct Stadium as Solihull Moors come to town on Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off). A 1-0 win on Saturday has given John Askey's side a boost, and they'll be looking to push on in part one of a double-header at home.

The Lowdown

Solihull Moors come into the game as the only unbeaten side in the division, winning six and drawing five in their opening fixtures. They've won two of their last five and are currently second in the National League, five points behind Chesterfield. Andy Whing is in the dugout for the Moors, and his side features former Pools midfielder Gus Mafuta.

Pools come into the fixture four points behind Solihull, sitting in sixth place. They won last time out, defeating Dagenham & Redbridge 1-0 thanks to an own goal. They've lost just once at home this season, going down 2-0 to Woking last time around.

The History

The sides have met 10 times previously, with each team winning four games apiece. The last league meeting between the sides saw Pools run out 2-0 winners at home thanks to goals from Luke Armstrong and David Ferguson.

Team News

Zak Johnson is available to make his debut after joining on loan from Sunderland, while Osazee Aghatise is still waiting for his first start. Tom Crawford is available again after serving a one-match ban for accumulating five yellow cards.

John Askey will assess the fitness of Luke Hendrie, Alex Lacey and Kieran Wallace pre-match after the trio were forced off early on Saturday afternoon.

Callum Cooke, Anthony Mancini, and Dan Dodds are long-term absentees.

How to Follow

Tickets can be purchased online or at the ticket office in the lead up to kick-off.

If you're not joining us at the Suit Direct, you can follow the action via National League TV here. Match passes cost £9.50 and grant you access to all streamed fixtures on the given day.

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