Hartlepool v Charlton preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Hartlepool and Charlton at Victoria Park.

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Hartlepool will once again be without injured trio Nolberto Solano, Antony Sweeney and Colin Larkin.

Winger Solano has missed the last three games due to a hamstring strain, midfielder Sweeney has been forced to sit out the last two matches with a groin problem and striker Larkin has been restricted to only three appearances this season due to a knee injury.

Manager Mick Wadsworth has no new injury or suspension problems but hinted at changes following a disappointing 2-0 home defeat to Tranmere in midweek.

Strikers James Brown and Adam Boyd will both be hoping to feature more prominently after stepping off the bench for the last half an hour against Tranmere and fellow forward, Colin Nish, could be recalled to the starting line-up.

Wadsworth's side have lost their last three league games at Victoria Park.

Charlton boss Chris Powell could name an unchanged side when he takes the leaders to Victoria Park.

Powell has named the same starting XI for the last two matches, a 4-0 win over Carlisle followed by Tuesday night's 2-1 victory at Wycombe.

Midfielder Dale Stephens could be added to the squad having missed both wins after his partner gave birth last weekend, but Andy Hughes looks set to keep his place in the centre.

Bradley Wright-Phillips and Yann Kermorgant, who have scored 14 goals between them this term, will continue in attack with Paul Hayes and Jason Euell on the bench.

Midfielder Bradley Pritchard remains the Addicks' only injury absentee as he continues to recover from a broken metatarsal.

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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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