Team News: Yeovil Town v Pools

Josh Hawkes, Hartlepool United v Exeter City

Dave Challinor still has a lengthy injury list to contend with ahead of Saturday’s National League trip to face Yeovil Town at Huish Park (3pm kick-off).

Fraser Kerr is struggling to be fit in time as he looks to shake off a back problem, while Kenton Richardson is closing in on a return from an ankle injury but the weekend is likely to come too soon.

Fellow defender Michael Raynes is out longer term with a thigh injury, while Luke James is now in to his rehabilitation after undergoing surgery to repair his groin problem.

Josh Hawkes’ groin injury isn’t as bad as first feared but he still needs careful management from the Club’s medical team. Luke Williams (hamstring) and Adam Bale (knee) are still sidelined.

Gime Toure will miss the trip to Somerset as he completes a three-game suspension, while the Club is still awaiting international clearance for Aidan Keena following the striker’s move from Hearts.

Glovers boss Darren Sarll must make do without James Tilley after the talented midfielder was recalled by parent club Brighton & Hove Albion in order to complete a permanent move to Grimsby Town.

Sarll made changes to his line-up and formation for the 4-0 FA Trophy win over Hampton & Richmond Borough so must decide how to shape up when they welcome Pools this weekend.

Tom Bradbury pressed his claims for a starting spot by scoring the fourth goal on his return from an injury which has kept him out since the middle of December.

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