Team News: Pools v Woking

Luke Williams, Hartlepool United

Pools boss Craig Hignett is seeing some of his injury problems beginning to clear ahead of Saturday’s meeting with high-flying Woking at Victoria Park (7.30pm kick-off).

Nicke Kabamba proved his fitness after an ankle problem by returning as a substitute during Tuesday’s win at Barrow, while Kenton Richardson has also now returned to training.

Niko Muir is making solid progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury, while Myles Anderson isn’t too far away after needing four stitches in a head wound sustained in the game at Chorley.

Luke Molyneux is sidelined for around ten to twelve weeks after undergoing an operation to repair his injured ankle last Friday.

Luke Williams has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his knee and the routine procedure has gone as expected, though no firm timeframe has been placed on how quickly he will return to action.

Woking boss Alan Dowson can once again call upon midfielder Kane Ferdinand after he sat out their midweek draw with Torquay United through suspension.

Front man Ibrahim Meite is available after extending his loan stay from Crawley Town, while former Pools loanee Jake Gray will hope to press his claims for a place in the squad for the trip to The Vic.

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