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Match Preview: Pools travel to Fylde

9 January 2024

Match Previews

Match Preview: Pools travel to Fylde

9 January 2024

After a morale-boosting win on Saturday, Hartlepool United return to the road as they travel to AFC Fylde on Tuesday evening (7.45pm kick-off).

The Lowdown
 
Pools come into the game after defeating Oxford City 2-1 on Saturday thanks to strikes from Tom Crawford and Joe Grey. Since then, they've also bolstered their ranks with two signings - Tom Parkes has joined on a permanent deal, while Courtney Duffus has joined on loan until the end of the season. Pools are now 16th in the table, 10 points off the play-offs.
 
AFC Fylde are 23rd in the table, sitting on 22 points. They've won one in eight games, and that victory came last time out against Rochdale on New Year's Day. Led by former Poolie Chris Beech, the Coasters are looking for victories to preserve their National League status with the season ticking on.
 
The History
 
The sides have met just six times in the past, with Pools winning once, Fylde winning three times, and two matches ending in a draw. Earlier this season, Pools ran out 3-1 winners thanks to a Callum Cooke strike and two goals from Mani Dieseruvwe.
 
Team News
 
Lennie Lawrence has no new injury concerns, though Mani Dieseruvwe, Josh Umerah, Alex Lacey and Dan Dodds are all still sidelined. Both new signings are available to play, with Tom Parkes' international clearance received successfully.
 
How to Follow
 

If you're not travelling to Fylde, 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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