Pools To Play Carlisle Behind Closed Doors

Niko Muir, Hartlepool United v Bromley

Niko Muir is among those expected to get some minutes when Pools play a behind-closed-doors friendly against Carlisle United at Victoria Park on Tuesday.

The front man has been missing since picking up a hamstring injury in the game at Chorley last month but could make a comeback against The Cumbrians.

Kenton Richardson is also likely to feature following his ankle injury, while Craig Hignett is also set to give game time to the likes of Adam Bale, Romoney Crichlow-Noble, Josh Hawkes and Nicke Kabamba.

“It’s going to be good for some of the lads who have been out or on the fringe to get some minutes under the belt,” Hignett explained.

“When we need to call upon them we want them to be match fit so games like this are going to be useful for us now we have quite a big squad.

“Carlisle will send quite a strong team I’d imagine so it will be a good test for the lads too so we’re looking forward to it.”

The behind-closed-doors game kicks-off at 1.30pm and we’ll have a report here on the Official Website after the final whistle.