James Poole
James Poole

HARTLEPOOL United will be boosted by the return of Gary Liddle and James Poole for tomorrow’s League One clash with Stevenage.

Liddle (shin) has been sidelined for five matches while the injury-plagued Poole made a goal-scoring comeback against MK Dons only to damage his thigh next time out at Huddersfield.

If the pair come through training today at Maiden Castle with no ill-effects there is every chance Cooper will throw the pair into the visit of play-off chasing Stevenage to Victoria Park (kick-off 3pm).

“James has improved this week and Gary is a lot better,” Cooper told SportMail.

“We’ve missed Lidds – I really like the way he plays and I’d love to get home back tomorrow.

“That would be a massive boost for us.”

Full story in Friday’s Mail