Hartlepool United's Carl Magnay on comeback trail

Carl Magnay: Back in actionCarl Magnay: Back in action
Carl Magnay: Back in action
Carl Magnay is getting ever closer to a full return to action for Hartlepool United.

The defender took part in a behind-closed-doors friendly for Pools in Durham today.

Magnay played 45 minutes for a Pools XI against Nike Academy at Maiden Castle.

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It was a welcome return for the 28-year-old who has spent the last six months out of action with a serious knee injury.

The afternoon also proved a good one for two first team squad men who have been reduced to spectator roles for the last couple of games.

Attacking midfielder Josh Hawkes scored a hat-trick, with Louis Rooney, on loan from Plymouth for the rest of the season, getting the other goal.