Wrexham have been handed a big boost ahead of their trip to Hartlepool United

Wrexham handed pre-Hartlepool boost as Leyton Orient eye big gain: National League weekend preview

There's plenty still to play for in the National League as Hartlepool United and their rivals prepare for a pivotal weekend.

While Pools may not be set to mount a promotion push this term, there is still plenty to play for with both promotion and relegation battles set to rage on. With that in mind, we've taken a look at the key fixtures around the National League this weekend - simply scroll down and click through the pages to see what Hartlepool and their rivals are up to this weekend:

A clash which could have big implications at both ends of the table - with Salford City still eyeing the league title and Barnet keen to move themselves further away from relegation danger.

1. Game of the weekend: Salford City v Barnet

A clash which could have big implications at both ends of the table - with Salford City still eyeing the league title and Barnet keen to move themselves further away from relegation danger.
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The Class of 92-backed side know that three points is essentially a must in this clash as they sit four points behind current leaders Leyton Orient - having played a game more.

2. Its a must-win for Salford

The Class of 92-backed side know that three points is essentially a must in this clash as they sit four points behind current leaders Leyton Orient - having played a game more.
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The Dragons could hand debuts to two new signings, with ex-Swansea midfielder Kemy Agustein having penned a short-term deal and Norwich youngster Anthony Spyrou joining on loan. Their availability could provide a big boost.

3. Wrexham handed pre-Pools boost

The Dragons could hand debuts to two new signings, with ex-Swansea midfielder Kemy Agustein having penned a short-term deal and Norwich youngster Anthony Spyrou joining on loan. Their availability could provide a big boost.
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Craig Hignett will be forced to reshuffle his pack defensively, with ex-Newcastle ace David Edgar and Doncaster loanee Danny Amos absent this weekend as they jet off for international duty.

4. Pools will be without two key men

Craig Hignett will be forced to reshuffle his pack defensively, with ex-Newcastle ace David Edgar and Doncaster loanee Danny Amos absent this weekend as they jet off for international duty.
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