We preview this weekend in the National League

Salford chief warns Leyton Orient, Wrexham ace makes surprising claim as Hartlepool face big impact: National League weekend preview

Hartlepool United look set to play their part in another big weekend in the National League - with some key games set to be played.

There is plenty still to be decided at the top and bottom of the division - and Hartlepool could find themselves having a big impact on the race for promotion and battle against relegation. Scroll down and click through the pages as we highlight the key talking points from this weekend in the National League:

This game could prove key in the promotion race. Sutton, still in with a chance of the play-offs, will be keen to boost their own hopes and dent league leaders Orient's chances of the title.

1. Game of the wekeend: Sutton United v Leyton Orient

This game could prove key in the promotion race. Sutton, still in with a chance of the play-offs, will be keen to boost their own hopes and dent league leaders Orient's chances of the title.
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The O's lifted themselves to the top of the National League with a fine 3-2 win over Eastleigh in midweek - and they'll no doubt be buoyed after that comeback triumph.

2. Orient will look to build on a midweek boost

The O's lifted themselves to the top of the National League with a fine 3-2 win over Eastleigh in midweek - and they'll no doubt be buoyed after that comeback triumph.
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The Ammies sit just two points behind Orient in second, and will be keen to capitalise should the league leaders slip-up. Salford host mid-table Maidenhead United this weekend.

3. Salford City could close the gap to the top

The Ammies sit just two points behind Orient in second, and will be keen to capitalise should the league leaders slip-up. Salford host mid-table Maidenhead United this weekend.
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Ahead of what looks to be a dramatic title race, Salford manager Graham Alexander has warned Orient that his players are in a 'determined mood' ahead of some key fixtures.

4. And Salford's boss has a warning for Leyton Orient

Ahead of what looks to be a dramatic title race, Salford manager Graham Alexander has warned Orient that his players are in a 'determined mood' ahead of some key fixtures.
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