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The Victoria Ground (ATT 3,470) 15th February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

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Michael Duckworth: Could make return

Michael Duckworth: Could make return

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Hartlepool United and Newport County at Victoria Park.

Hartlepool defender Michael Duckworth could return to the squad for the home game against Newport.

Duckworth has been sidelined since New Year's Day after having a double hernia operation, but returned to full training this week and has an outside chance of being included among the substitutes.

Fellow defender Neil Austin is battling to be fit after missing out last week due to a toe injury, but Jordan Richards will continue if the right-back fails to make it.

Pools, nine points off a play-off place, are bidding for back-to-back league wins for the first time since early November.

Newport look set to hand a debut to goalkeeper Elliott Parrish when they make the long trip to Hartlepool.

The Bristol City shot-stopper arrived on loan earlier this week in search of regular first team football and with Exiles pair Lenny Pidgeley and Jamie Stephens sidelined he will step straight into the starting line-up against Pools.

And striker Chris Zebroski could hand manager Justin Edinburgh a huge boost by returning to the matchday squad for the first time since early November having been sidelined with a dislocated kneecap, an injury they initially feared could end the former Oxford strriker's campaign.

Fellow long-term injury absentee Byron Anthony is also available after recovering from a broken leg suffered in August but Ismail Yakubu misses out through injury.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 14 28
2 Burton Albion 14 28
3 Luton Town 14 27
4 Bury 14 26
5 Shrewsbury Town 14 24
6 Plymouth Argyle 14 23
7 Morecambe 14 23
8 Newport County AFC 14 22
9 Cheltenham Town 14 22
10 Southend United 14 21
11 Portsmouth 14 20
12 AFC Wimbledon 14 19
13 Exeter City 14 19
14 Accrington Stanley 14 19
15 Cambridge United 14 18
16 Northampton Town 14 18
17 Mansfield Town 14 18
18 Stevenage 14 17
19 Oxford United 14 16
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 14 14
21 Carlisle United 14 12
22 York City 14 11
23 Hartlepool United 14 11
24 Tranmere Rovers 14 10