Former Hibernian, Doncaster and Sheffield Wednesday defender making progress from injury

Rob Jones hugs Michael Woods at full time after Hartlepool United's 3-1 win at Barnet.

 Picture by Dan Westwell
Rob Jones hugs Michael Woods at full time after Hartlepool United's 3-1 win at Barnet. Picture by Dan Westwell

Rob Jones is making progress from injury – but is unlikely to be fit to face Wimbledon at Victoria Park on Good Friday.

Hartlepool United’s defensive giant has not played since getting a bang on the head in the 3-1 win over Dagenham & Redbridge.

Friday may come too soon for him but hopefully he can train Thursday and we’ll take things from there

CRAIG HIGNETT

The luckless 36-year-old had enjoyed a tremendous debut in the 3-1 win at Barnet earlier this month.

However, the ex-Hibernian, Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster Rovers centre-half has missed the last two games, 0-0 draws at Newport County and Crawley Town.

Jones was at Maiden Castle today though Pools boss Craig Hignett admits he is unlikely to feature against the Wombles, but could be available to play at Leyton Orient on Easter Monday.

“He’s better, there’s been an improvement,” said Hignett.

“We’re hoping he’ll do a little session today and he has an appointment to see a specialist tomorrow.

“Friday may come too soon for him but hopefully he can train Thursday and we’ll take things from there.”