Hartlepool could be without defender Neil Austin, who picked up a calf strain in the midweek defeat at Oldham.Goalkeeper Scott Flinders suffered no reaction to his finger injury in Tuesday's 4-0 reverse at Boundary Park and should keep his place. [LNB]Colchester are likely to be without goalkeeper Ben Williams who has a back injury, so Mark Cousins is on standby. [LNB]Striker Steven Gillespie injured an ankle in training but boss John Ward is confident he will be fit to start. [LNB]Colchester are out to bounce back from their contentious 1-0 defeat at Charlton on Tuesday night when they had a goal 'twice' controversially disallowed. [LNB][LNB]Hartlepool United first team coach Mick Wadsworth told BBC Tees: "John Ward is a good man, one of the good guys in the game.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "He is straight as a die, an honest coach, has real good integrity and a vast amount of knowledge. [LNB]"He worked with Graham Taylor a lot at Watford, Wolves and Villa, and he's managed more than a few clubs. [LNB]"He's got a wonderful CV behind him, he's a similar age to me and he enjoys his work as I do." [LNB]Colchester United manager John Ward told BBC Essex: "What we want to try and do is, if we've got any anger or determination from Tuesday, is to take it up to Hartlepool.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "If we find Hartlepool in a bit of not so certain form then we've got to take advantage of it. [LNB]"But my caution on that is we went to Leyton Orient after they had been beaten 5-0 by Brighton and found them in an angry mood."