HARTLEPOOL United will again be without James Poole for this weekend’s visit of Chesterfield – while Luke James could also be kept on the bench.
Poole – who scored twice in the 3-2 win against the Spireites in October – has barely kicked a ball since the turn of the year.
Manager Neale Cooper admits the 22-year-old may have been hampered by injury in the game against Oldham Athletic.
“Looking back, James may have been struggling a bit in that game because he hasn’t played since,” said Cooper.
“It’s a combination of things with him, with his hamstring and thigh.
“He still hasn’t trained and won’t be involved this weekend.”
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