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Preview: Notts County vs. Hartlepool United, Tuesday 12 April 2016

Joe Jones

Notts County manager Mark Cooper is expected to have an unchanged squad for the visit of Hartlepool United in Tuesday's League Two clash at Meadow Lane.

It was thought that Curtis Thompson might return to contention after missing the home win against Stevenage at the weekend through injury, but Cooper said at his pre-match press conference on Monday that the midfielder will remain sidelined.

Long term absentees Blair Adams and Will Hayhurst both remain out and are unlikely to play again this season.

Tuesday's visitors are expected to make a number of changes to his line-up after their Football League status was confirmed on Saturday.

Pools claimed a 5-2 victory at Morecambe on Saturday and are now 16th in League Two, 18 points ahead of second-bottom York City.

That means manager Craig Hignett could use the remaining games to rotate his squad with a view to next season and the likes of defenders Dan Jones, Scott Harrison and Michael Duckworth, midfielders Josh Laurent and Brad Walker and striker Rakish Bingham could get a run-out.

Hignett, whose side have lost just once in their last nine matches, is also monitoring the fitness of top scorer Billy Paynter as well as Matthew Bates and Jake Carroll.

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Typically a bogey team for us.

Hartlepool do well working with young players, they just require a bit of experience at times but they have a very respectable midfield which can break teams down when the defence pulls their weight. I think it should be a good game, so let's hope we can grab a second home win. COYP!

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