Hartlepool v Huddersfield preview

Team news ahead of Tuesday night's League One clash between Hartlepool and Huddersfield at Victoria Park.

Last Updated: 15/08/11 at 14:38

Liddle: Fractured his cheeckbone

Liddle: Fractured his cheeckbone

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Hartlepool manager Mick Wadsworth has been hit by injuries and suspensions and will be scratching around for midfielders.

Gary Liddle will undergo surgery after fracturing his cheekbone on Saturday in an aerial collision with Walsall skipper Andy Butler and fellow midfielder Nathan Luscombe starts a three-game ban following his dismissal in the 1-1 draw.

Antony Sweeney is already sidelined due to a groin strain that kept him out at the weekend and summer signing Nolberto Solano was forced off against Walsall with a hamstring strain and is not expected to play.

Wadsworth could be forced to give late fitness tests to defenders Evan Horwood - he was forced off on Saturday in the closing stages - Neil Austin and Sam Collins, who are all struggling with knocks.

Strikers James Brown and Colin Larkin, who have yet to feature for Pools this season due to respective ankle injuries, are hoping to be included in the squad.

Huddersfield midfielder Anton Robinson is hoping to return to the squad as his side look to break an 86-year old club record.

Robinson, a summer signing from Bournemouth, sustained a hamstring strain on his debut against Bury on the opening day.

Another midfielder, long-term absentee Damien Johnson, is also closing in on a return to first-team action after damaging cruciate knee ligaments last December and could be included in the squad.

Goalkeeper Alex Smithies remains sidelined and undergoes surgery to resolve a long-standing knee problem this week.

Winger Danny Ward, who scored Town's second equaliser at Rochdale on Saturday, is one of several players hoping to return to the starting line-up, with striker Jordan Rhodes and defender Calum Woods among them.

The Terriers equalled a club record of 27 successive league games unbeaten at Rochdale on Saturday, which was set in 1925.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League One Fixtures

Saturday, 09 August 2014
12:15
Sheff Utd v Bristol C  
15:00
Barnsley v Crawley  
Bradford v Coventry  
Colchester v Oldham  
Fleetwood v Crewe  
Leyton Or v Chesterfld  
MK Dons v Gillingham  
Port Vale v Walsall  
Preston v Notts Co  
Rochdale v Peterboro  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Barnsley 0 0 0
2 Bradford 0 0 0
3 Bristol C 0 0 0
4 Chesterfld 0 0 0
5 Colchester 0 0 0
6 Coventry 0 0 0
7 Crawley 0 0 0
8 Crewe 0 0 0
9 Doncaster 0 0 0
10 Fleetwood 0 0 0
11 Gillingham 0 0 0
12 Leyton Or 0 0 0
13 MK Dons 0 0 0
14 Notts Co 0 0 0
15 Oldham 0 0 0
16 Peterboro 0 0 0
17 Port Vale 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0
19 Rochdale 0 0 0
20 Scunthorpe 0 0 0
21 Sheff Utd 0 0 0
22 Swindon 0 0 0
23 Walsall 0 0 0
24 Yeovil 0 0 0

Updated Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Footer 365

Liverpool's Adam Lallana could miss start of Premier League with knee injury

Adam Lallana looks set to miss the start of the new Premier League season after suffering a knee injury in training.

Liverpool: Fara Williams welcomes Steven Gerrard contract news

Fara Williams reckons the contract set to be handed to Steven Gerrard will give Liverpool supporters a huge boost.

Transfer news: Sunderland sign Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea

Sunderland have completed the signing of Holland left-back Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea on a four-year deal.

Mail Box

Are Pre-Season Tours Really A Problem?

Are pre-season tours really a problem? Liverpool went to Australia last summer and it didn't prevent them from having a good season. Plus, thoughts on LvG and keepers...

It Isn't Easy Supporting Spurs, You Know

We have a long mail about the travails of supporting Spurs, plus Friday thoughts on Marko Marin, marketing, victory v beauty, travelling and vanishing sprays...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property