Ronnie Moore has injury worries for Wycombe Wanderers v Hartlepool United

Michael Duckworth. Picture by FRANK REID
Michael Duckworth. Picture by FRANK REID
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Ronnie Moore has a selection worry at right-back for Hartlepool United’s League Two trip to Wycombe Wanderers.

Michael Duckworth, an ever-present this season, limped off in Tuesday night’s Johnstone’s Paints Trophy tie with Sheffield United.

Magnay doesn’t particularly like to be there [right-back] but he played a lot there for Grimsby last season

RONNIE MOORE

Young defender Josh Nearney, who came on for him against the Blades, was injured in a reserve run-out yesteday.

Moore hopes Carl Magnay, who has been outstanding in midfield, will be fit to take the right-back spot.

Magnay came off injured at half-time against Carlisle last weekend, but trained today at Maiden Castle.

So too did midfield duo Michael Woods (ankle) and Brad Walker (thigh) but skipper Billy Paynter is a major doubt with a hamstring problem.

Moore is disappointed to be missing Duckworth who, while injured preventing a goal, has been an asset gouing forward.

“That was a tremendous tackle but he’s done his hamstring,” said Moore. “But we can’t do much about it.

“Josh came on and did reasonably well but he’s then gone and got an injury in the reserves.

“It’s a little problem we must solve.

“Magnay doesn’t particularly like to be there [right-back] but he played a lot there for Grimsby last season.

“If that’s all you’ve got that’s it, we have to go with what we have at this present time.”