Hartlepool v Bristol R preview
Ritchie Humphreys is pushing for a recall for Hartlepool, while Byron Anthony is available for Bristol Rovers.
Last Updated: 24/11/08 4:34pm
Ritchie Humphreys is pushing for a recall for Hartlepool, while Bristol Rovers' Byron Anthony is available after a ban.
Humphreys was dropped to the bench for Saturday's trip to Leeds - which ended 4-1 to the home side - with Matty Robson preferred by manager Danny Wilson.
However, veteran Humphreys is likely to reclaim his place against the Pirates.
Pools are unlikely to make any more changes, with Kevin Kyle continuing his partnership alongside Joel Porter and James Brown staying on the right wing.
Sam Collins returned from a one-game suspension at Leeds and should keep his place, with Ben Clark staying in the holding midfield role.
Wilson has no fresh injury or suspension concerns for the clash, with Willie Boland (knee) the only absentee.
Midfielder Chris Lines misses the long trip to Victoria Park through suspension but Anthony is back.
Anthony's enforced two-match absence for his red card in the FA Cup defeat at Bournemouth is over and he will return to the squad to challenge Craig Hinton and Steve Elliott for a place at the heart of the back four.
Lines must serve a one-match ban after he received his second yellow card - and was subsequently sent off - against Swindon on Saturday for celebrating scoring Rovers' injury-time equaliser in the 2-2 draw at the Memorial Stadium.
Lines' absence is likely to open the door for a return to the starting line-up for Darryl Duffy, although youngster Ben Hunt is another option available to first-team coach Paul Trollope.
Wales Under-21 defender Joe Jacobson returned to the bench as an unused substitute on Saturday after suffering a dislocated rib at the start of the month and should be included in the squad again.
However, midfielder David Pipe will probably remain out with a hamstring injury.