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The Victoria Ground (ATT 4,710) 3rd May 2014 - Kick off 15:00

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Jack Barmby: Faces a late test

Jack Barmby: Faces a late test

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

Hartlepool winger Jack Barmby is doubtful for the home game against Exeter due to an ear infection.

Barmby, on loan from Manchester United, had been hoping to add to the goals he scored in both of Pools' previous two matches, but could miss the season finale.

Midfielder Simon Walton sits out the second game of his four-match ban following his second red card of the season on Easter Monday, while winger Andy Monkhouse (hamstring) faces a late fitness test after being forced out of last week's draw at Plymouth.

Pools are bidding for back-to-back home wins after recently halting a run of six straight defeats.

Exeter look set to hand debuts to Ollie Watkins and Jordan Tillson at Hartlepool.

Young striker Watkins, who signed a two-year professional deal with the Grecians last week, and centre-back Tillson, a regular for their under-21 side, have been pushing for involvement in recent weeks and with City's League Two safety secured boss Paul Tisdale revealed the pair will be involved at Victoria Park.

The manager says the long away trip is the perfect opportunity to try one or two things and a number of changes look on the cards from the side that beat Scunthorpe 2-0.

Winger David Wheeler and full-back Aaron Dawson look likely to be involved from the outset along with player of the year Matt Grimes and striker Tom Nichols.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 39 77
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 39 58
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37