Jones in contention for Pools
The midfielder is making good progress in his recovery from a groin injury sustained in the Carling Cup victory against Coventry and should be part of the travelling party. Colin Larkin is expected to return to training next week after suffering a thigh problem in the warm-up before Pools' clash with Charlton last Saturday. Fellow forward James Brown made his first start in nine months in the 2-1 defeat at home to Bristol Rovers on Tuesday and looked sharp, although two games in quick succession may mean he drops to the bench at Priestfield. Ritchie Humphreys (Achilles) and Ben Clark (hernia) are long-term absentees.
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