Antony Sweeney is set to return to Hartlepool's squad for the npower League One game against Yeovil but fellow midfielder Gary Liddle misses out through suspension.

Sweeney has been sidelined since suffering a gash to his ankle during the win over Plymouth last month.

Liddle will serve the first match of his three-game ban following his red card in the weekend draw at Swindon.

Winger Andy Monkhouse is expected to shake off a hamstring complaint, but the game comes too soon for striker James Brown and defender Neil Austin. The duo are suffering from ankle and calf problems respectively.

Pools will move five points clear of Yeovil with victory over their opponents, who are still not clear of the relegation dogfight.

Paul Wotton is Yeovil manager Terry Skiverton's only injury worry for the trip.

The 33-year-old midfielder was replaced in the 75th minute of the 1-0 defeat to Bristol Rovers and although no official word on any injury has been given, it could be a recurrence of the hamstring injury which saw him miss three games in March.

Skiverton otherwise has a fully-fit squad to choose from and has hinted at making one or two changes to the side which lost to the Pirates.

Striker Sam Williams along with winger Andrew Williams and midfielder Alex Russell could be recalled to the starting line-up after coming on last time out.

The trio also impressed in the midweek Somerset Premier Cup win which saw eye-catching performances from the versatile Luke Ayling, striker Martin Gritton and on-loan Manchester City midfielder Andrew Tutte.

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