Hartlepool United boss Ronnie Moore rates Carl Magnay 30-70 to be fit for Pools v Notts County

Scott Harrison is surrounded by Plymouth players Kelvin Mellor, Peter Hartley and Ryan Brunt

Scott Harrison is surrounded by Plymouth players Kelvin Mellor, Peter Hartley and Ryan Brunt

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Ronnie Moore admits Carl Magnay is 30-70 to be fit for Hartlepool United’s League Two clash with Notts County on Saturday.

Magnay missed Saturday’s last-gasp defeat to Plymouth Argyle with a groin strain – had he been fit he would have deputised for Michael Duckworth at right-back.

Maggers at this time is 70-30 against playing so it will probably be between them two who plays on Saturday

RONNIE MOORE

Scott Harrison filled in against the League Two leaders with the other right-back, Jordan Richards, still working his way back to full fitness following back trouble.

Harrison did a good job, for the most part, against Plymouth though Richards has the chance in training to press his claims.

“There’s no way Ducky is going to be fit,” said Moore. “He’ll be four or five weeks away.

“Maggers at this time is 70-30 against playing so it will probably be between them two who plays on Saturday.”

There is an outside chance Harrison may be required at centre-half.

Matthew Bates, who led the side at the weekend, suffered Achilles and toe injuries against the Pilgrims though Pools will hope the stand-in skipper is OK.