Peter Hartley is available for Hartlepool`s clash with Gillingham after completing a three-game suspension.

Left-back Hartley is likely to come straight back into Chris Turner`s starting line-up following three successive defeats.

Pools have no fresh injury or suspension concerns, meaning Turner`s biggest problems concern team and formation selection.

Turner has deployed a 4-5-1 formation in the last two games at Charlton and Bristol Rovers, and although both games ended in defeat, performances have been good.

The club`s director of sport has now indicated he may try the system at home, with Colin Larkin and Andy Monkhouse doing a good job of supporting lone striker Denis Behan in the defeat to the Pirates.

However, if Turner was to revert back to a 4-4-2 set-up, Adam Boyd will hope to get the nod alongside Behan in attack.

Gillingham manager Mark Stimson is likely to name an unchanged side.

The Gills shared the points in a goalless draw against Colchester on Saturday where on-loan trio Rene Howe, Tristan Plummer and Darren Dennehy all made their debuts.

However, the game will come a week too soon for midfielder Curtis Weston who is yet to recover fully from a hip injury which kept him out of the clash against the Us.

Luke Rooney impressed as a second-half substitute in that game but is likely to have to once again settle for a place on the bench.

Winger Andy Barcham, defender Garry Richards and goalkeeper Simon Royce are all out with knee injuries while Simon King and Danny Jackman remain long-term absentees.

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