Rakish Bingham, as feared, today missed out on Hartlepool United’s League Two trip to Yeovil Town.
The striker, who has started every game this season, was left at home to recover from a hamstring niggle.
Scott Fenwick was brought in to the starting XI to play alongside Billy Paynter and Rhys Oates up front.
Yeovil boss Paul Sturrock is rather hamstrung himself, with 10 players on the sick list including former Pools winger Jack Compton.
This week he also lost Josh Wakefield, who returned to at Bournemouth at the end of his loan period.
Sturrock has made another loan capture in Swansea midfieldeer Josh Sheehan.
Yeovil: Krysiak, Roberts, Arthurworrey, Sokolik, Smith, Cornick, Sheehan, Dolan, Howells, Bassett, Bird
Subs: Weale, Gibbons, Allen, Fogden, Beck, Melanson
Pools: Bartlett, Halliday, Harrison, Boyce, Carroll, Bates, Featherstone, Woods, Oates, Paynter, Fenwick. Subs: Denton, Jones, Nearney, Hawkins, Oyenuga,Walker, Smith
Referee: Fred Graham