Hartlepool V Carlisle at Victoria Park : Match Preview

07 September 2012 11:31
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Cooper has options Hartlepool have no new injury worries ahead of Saturday's League One encounter against Carlisle at Victoria Park. Pools goalkeeper Andy Rafferty is still sidelined with a knee problem but other than that Pools boss Neale Cooper can pick from a fully-fit squad. Cooper is likely to keep faith with the players who picked up the club's first victory of the season against Scunthorpe last weekend. Neil Austin returned to the starting line-up after a calf injury and came through the 90 minutes unscathed, meaning he is set to keep his place. Cooper has the likes of Luke James, who came off the bench to score against Scunthorpe, veteran Ritchie Humphreys, Simon Walton and Nathan Luscombe ready to play if he decides to make changes. Carlisle are without the suspended Liam Noble. Noble was shown a straight red card during the club's Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Preston in midweek and starts a three-match ban. Carlisle boss Greg Abbott is also without striker Lee Miller due to a knee problem and Danny Livesey is still ruled out with the hamstring strain that has seen him miss the last three matches. Abbott will recall Adam Collin in goal after he was replaced by youngster Mark Gillespie in midweek. It brought an end to a run of 146 consecutive appearances for Collin as Gillespie was handed his first senior start. Danny Cadamarteri and Brad Potts were also rested in midweek and are likely to regain their places in the starting XI. Potts could replace the suspended Noble, while Cadamarteri should replace Paddy Madden.

Source: PA