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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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8 Port Vale 43 60
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14 Bristol City 43 53
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16 Oldham Athletic 42 50
17 Coventry City 43 49
18 Colchester United 43 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 43 46
20 Crewe Alexandra 43 46
21 Carlisle United 42 44
22 Notts County 43 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 43 41
24 Stevenage 43 39