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Preview: Hartlepool

18 March 2016

A look ahead to Saturday's game

Reds return to the Checkatrade Stadium on Saturday when we entertain Hartlepool United.

 

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: David Coote

Assistants: Adrian Sannerude and Alan Young

Fourth Official: Adrian Waters

To find out more about the match officials click here.

 

TEAM NEWS

Jimmy Smith (foot) is missing for Reds but Joe McNerney is available after recovering from the knee injury which sidelined him last August.

Veteran defender, who is on loan from Doncaster Rovers, Rob Jones (cold) should return after missing the midweek 0-0 draw at Newport County.

 

THE FORM GUIDE               

Reds have lost two of their last seven and are unbeaten in their last three.

Hartlepool have picked up seven points from their last three matches under new boss Craig Hignett.

 

VIEW FROM THE BOSS

Mark Yates – “We’re in decent form at the moment and we have a settled squad with healthy competition for places. We have ten games left and we want to finish the season as strongly as we can. Hartlepool are in decent form themselves, so it should be a decent game.”

 

WE’VE MET BEFORE?

Saturday's game sees the fourth meeting between the sides.

You can find out about previous meetings with Pools here

 

SATURDAY'S SKY BET LEAGUE TWO FIXTURES (3pm unless stated)

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Barnet v Oxford United

Cambridge United v Yeovil Town

Carlisle United v Wycombe Wanderers

Dagenham & Redbridge v Accrington Stanley

Leyton Orient v Morecambe

Mansfield Town v Portsmouth

Newport County v Bristol Rovers

Notts County v Exeter City

Plymouth Argyle v Luton Town

Stevenage v Northampton Town

 

FANCY A FLUTTER?

For all the latest match odds from Sky Bet click here

 

TICKETINFORMATION

Tickets for the game are still available. For more information, click here

 

HOW TO FOLLOW THE GAME

Live match commentary can be heard on the Club's online service, Reds PlayerHD. Sign up and listen here.

There will also be the usual comprehensive coverage from kick off to the final whistle on Reds Wall


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