Hartlepool v Accrington preview

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Hartlepool and Accrington Stanley at Victoria Park.

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Antony Sweeney: Still an injury doubt

Antony Sweeney: Still an injury doubt

Pools teenager Brad Walker is doubtful for the home game this weekend due to an ankle injury.

Walker was forced out of last week's defeat to Wycombe and faces a late fitness test. Simon Walton will continue in midfield if the 17-year-old fails to make it.

Manager Colin Cooper is hoping midfielder Antony Sweeney returns to contention after missing the last five games due to a calf problem, but has no other new injury or suspension concerns.

Strikers Steve Howard and James Poole are pushing for recalls to the starting line-up as Pools chase their first league win of the season.

New loanee Kayode Odejayi is in line for his Stanley debut as the side bottom of the Football League pyramid seek their first victory.

Accrington have just one point this season, compared to Pools' two, but bolstered their attacking options in midweek with the acquisition of Odejayi on loan from Rotherham.

His arrival could come at a crucial time too with fellow striker Danny Webber, whose has been blighted by suspension and injury early in his Stanley career, doubtful due to a hamstring strain.

Goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin and full-back Nicky Hunt (both knee) head an extensive injury list which also includes defender Michael Liddle (ankle).

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League Two Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
13:00
Bristol R v Rochdale Live
15:00
Dag + Red v Chesterfld
Exeter v Torquay
Fleetwood v Wycombe
Hartlepool v Morecambe
Mansfield v Cheltenham
Newport v Burton Alb
Northamptn v Portsmouth
Plymouth v AFC W'don
Scunthorpe v Oxford Utd

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 43 25 77
2 Chesterfld 43 27 75
3 Rochdale 43 19 75
4 Fleetwood 43 14 72
5 Burton Alb 43 8 71
6 Southend 43 15 65
7 York City 43 9 64
8 Oxford Utd 43 7 62
9 Plymouth 43 -6 58
10 Bury 43 9 57
11 Dag + Red 43 -3 57
12 Mansfield 43 -6 57
13 Newport 43 -3 54
14 Portsmouth 43 -11 54
15 AFC W'don 43 -5 53
16 Cheltenham 43 -9 52
17 Accrington 43 -3 51
18 Morecambe 43 -14 50
19 Hartlepool 43 -5 49
20 Exeter 43 -6 49
21 Wycombe 43 -9 47
22 Bristol R 43 -10 47
23 Northamptn 43 -19 47
24 Torquay 43 -24 39

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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