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Madine: A possibility for Owls

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Gary Madine and Rob Jones could return for the Owls.

Striker Madine started on the substitutes' bench in last week's defeat at Brighton. His 10-year-old brother was involved in a car accident and the 17-goal forward had missed out on training.

Central defender Jones, on loan from Scunthorpe, has been sidelined for the last three games due to concussion sustained in the recent home defeat to Brentford, but both players are expected to start.

Manager Gary Megson, who has no new injury or suspension worries, could also turn to the likes of winger Gary Teale, along with midfielders Darren Potter and Giles Coke.

Meanwhile, defender Daniel Jones and striker Paul Heffernan are pushing for recalls as the Owls bid to secure a third straight home win and extend the seven-point gap between themselves and the relegation zone.

Hartlepool will still be without Neil Austin and James Brown.

Defender Austin has been sidelined for three months with a calf injury, while striker Brown has been struggling with an ankle problem for the last month.

Both men are on the road to recovery and have been training this week, but they will not be fit in time to make the Hillsborough encounter.

Striker Adam Boyd will aim to continue his goalscoring vow after promising first-team coach Mick Wadsworth he will score in every game between now and the end of the season.

Pools travel to South Yorkshire with little to play for in their remaining five games, though Wadsworth will be keen for his side to finish on a high and earn a top-half finish.

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League One Fixtures

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
19:45
Chesterfld v Swindon  
Leyton Or v Preston  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
15:00
Bradford v Doncaster  
Bristol C v Oldham  
Chesterfld v Yeovil  
Colchester v Port Vale  
Crawley v Crewe  
Fleetwood v Gillingham  
Leyton Or v Coventry  
MK Dons v Swindon  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 15 15 33
2 Preston 13 13 28
3 Notts Co 14 9 26
4 Peterboro 15 7 26
5 Sheff Utd 14 4 26
6 Oldham 15 6 25
7 MK Dons 13 12 24
8 Rochdale 14 11 23
9 Swindon 13 10 23
10 Chesterfld 14 2 19
11 Fleetwood 15 1 19
12 Bradford 15 -1 19
13 Crawley 15 -10 18
14 Colchester 15 -1 17
15 Barnsley 14 -2 16
16 Port Vale 15 -3 16
17 Coventry 15 -7 16
18 Leyton Or 14 -3 15
19 Walsall 15 -3 15
20 Doncaster 13 -8 15
21 Gillingham 15 -7 14
22 Yeovil 15 -14 13
23 Crewe 15 -19 13
24 Scunthrpe 15 -12 12

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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