Hartlepool United’s caretaker boss Micky Barron facing possible suspensions for Evan Horwood and Gary Liddle

Evan Horwood is one card away from a ban. Picture by FRANK REID
Evan Horwood is one card away from a ban. Picture by FRANK REID

MICKY Barron admits it would be rich of him to ask his suspension-threatened players to tread carefully during the festive fixtures.

Both Gary Liddle and Evan Horwood – with four bookings to their name – are teetering on the brink of a one-game ban.

One more caution between now and the end of February would trigger such a scenario, as it did with Peter Hartley last week.

But Pools caretaker coach Barron – a defender never known as a retiring type during his playing days – says he won’t be telling his men to modify their game while he remains in charge.

“I would be a hypocrite if I said ‘don’t get any yellow cards’,” he laughed.

Read more of Barron’s thoughts in today’s Sportmail.