Plymouth V Hartlepool at Home Park : Match Preview

25 April 2014 07:01
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Morgan to miss out

Plymouth will be without striker Marvin Morgan when they host Hartlepool.

The former Shrewsbury man is in hospital awaiting the results of medical tests after falling ill during a training session on Tuesday and will miss out for a Pilgrims side who had to watch their play-off hopes disappear against AFC Wimbledon.

That 2-1 loss was their fifth defeat in six League Two games and their third in a row and angry boss John Sheridan looks set to ring the changes against Pools.

The likes of Nathan Thomas, Tyler Harvey, Maxime Blanchard and Romuald Boco will all hope to earn recalls.

Hartlepool will be without the suspended Simon Walton after losing their appeal against the midfielder's dismissal on Easter Monday.

Walton was shown a straight red card in the win against Morecambe for his challenge on Jordan Mustoe and starts a four-game ban, so defensive midfielder Connor Oliver could be handed his first start since joining Pools on loan from Sunderland last month.

Luke James is hoping to shake off the ankle injury that ruled him out on Monday in a bid to add to his 16 goals, while fellow teenager Jack Barmby, on loan from Manchester United, is pushing for a recall after stepping off the bench to fire Pools' winner.

Midfielder Antony Sweeney (hamstring), plus defenders Neil Austin (toe) and Christian Burgess (ankle) remain sidelined.

Source: PA