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Hartlepool United Vs Charlton Athletic, Sat 18 Dec 2010

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Hartlepool caretaker manager Mick Wadsworth is likely to recall striker James Brown for the visit of Charlton.

Brown was rested for the FA Cup win against Yeovil in midweek but should be recalled following his well-taken winner in the 1-0 victory over Bournemouth last weekend.

Wadsworth is likely to revert back to the side that beat the Cherries last Saturday.

Goalkeeper Andy Rafferty has returned to full training following a finger injury, but the game against Phil Parkinson's side may come a week too soon for the shot-stopper.

Midfielder Paul Murray was also rested for the game against the Glovers and is pushing for a starting place, while forward Ritchie

Charlton will be without Akpo Sodje.

The striker suffered a shoulder injury during the 1-0 defeat by Walsall on Sunday and has been ruled out for around three weeks.

Manager Phil Parkinson made changes for Tuesday night's penalty shoot-out defeat at Brentford in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and is set to recall winger Johnnie Jackson and frontman Paul Benson.

Teenager Carl Jenkinson made his debut against the Bees at right-back in place of the rested Simon Francis and his impressive performance may have given Parkinson a selection dilemma.

Marcel Seip returns after being cup-tied in midweek but fellow defenders Chris Solly (ankle) and Kelly Youga (knee) remain on the sidelines.

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