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Match Preview: Pools face Robins at the Suit Direct

19 February 2024

Match Previews

Match Preview: Pools face Robins at the Suit Direct

19 February 2024

Kevin Phillips' side play their second home game inside four days on Tuesday night as Pools welcome Altrincham to the Suit Direct Stadium (7:45pm kick-off).

The Lowdown

Pools are unbeaten in four with Phillips in the dugout, recording an emphatic victory over Boreham Wood last time out. Despite going behind within the first minute, Pools responded with goals from Joe Grey, Mani Dieseruvwe and Luke Waterfall as they jumped to 10th in the table.

Altrincham became unstuck away to Aldershot Town on Saturday night, suffering a 2-0 defeat. Before that result however, the Robins were on a three-game winning streak, scoring eight goals in the process. Phil Parkinson's outfit, which includes former Hartlepool loanees Jake Cooper and Eddy Jones, remain fifth and in the play-off positions.

The History

The sides have met just four times before, with Altrincham remaining unbeaten. In the reverse fixture this season, Pools rescued a point late on through a Joe Grey equaliser.

In the 2020/21 campaign, the sides played out two 1-1 draws, while the Robins also won 2-0 in an FA Cup clash back in 1973.

Team News

Otis Khan, Josh Umerah, Anthony Mancini and Dan Dodds all remain sidelined. Courtney Duffus is also expected to miss out after suffering a setback on his recovery trail.

Courtney Senior will be assessed ahead of the fixture, while Alex Lacey continues to build his fitness after returning to full training last week.

How to Follow

Ticketing information can be found here.

If you can't join us at the Suit Direct Stadium, 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. Tuesday's game is available both domestically and internationally.

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