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Victoria Park, Hartlepool United (ATT 5,343) 17th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Sarginson

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Last Updated: 16/09/11 11:15am

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Collins: Expected back for Pools

Collins: Expected back for Pools

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Hartlepool and Bury at Victoria Park.

Hartlepool head coach Mick Wadsworth has no fresh injury concerns as Pools look to secure their third win on the trot and extend their unbeaten run to eight games.

Captain Sam Collins is expected to return to the starting line-up after fully recovering from a hamstring strain.

The central defender, who last started a game on August 20 against Stevenage, was introduced from the bench in last week's win at Carlisle.

Left-back Evan Horwood has missed the last two games with a dead-leg and is not expected to recover in time to face the Shakers.

Striker James Brown, yet to make a start this season due to an ankle problem, is unwell and not likely to feature.

Meanwhile, Bury boss Richie Barker will be without defender Efe Sodje.

Sodje is suspended after collecting five yellow cards, but Barker has no fresh injury concerns.

Midfielder Steven Schumacher will return to full training on Monday and then play in a reserve game on Wednesday.

Defender Mark Hughes is a week behind Schumacher in terms of recovery and also remains sidelined as the Shakers seek to record only their third league win of the season.

The 1-0 reverse at Chesterfield on Tuesday condemned the Shakers to a fourth straight defeat and left Barker cursing his team's lack of fortune.

He said: "We've got a lot of young players in the dressing room and they need to come through it pretty quickly."

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2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24