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Hartlepool United Vs Bury, Sat 17 Sep 2011

As you were for in-form Pools (©PAphotos)
As you were for in-form Pools (©PAphotos).

Hartlepool manager Mick Wadsworth has no fresh injury concerns as his side entertain Bury.

Pools are looking to secure their third win on the trot and extend their club record unbeaten run to eight games.

Captain Sam Collins is expected to return to the starting line-up after fully recovering from a hamstring strain.

The central defender, who last started a game on August 20 against Stevenage, was introduced from the bench in last week's win at Carlisle.

Left-back Evan Horwood has missed the last two games with a dead-leg and is not expected to recover in time to face the Shakers.

Striker James Brown, yet to make a start this season due to an ankle problem, is unwell and unlikely to feature.

Bury boss Richie Barker will be without defender Efe Sodje.

Sodje is suspended after collecting five yellow cards, but Barker has no fresh injury concerns.

Midfielder Steven Schumacher will return to full training on Monday and then play in a reserve game on Wednesday.

Defender Mark Hughes is a week behind Schumacher in terms of recovery and also remains sidelined as the Shakers seek to record only their third league win of the season.

The 1-0 reverse at Chesterfield on Tuesday condemned the Shakers to a fourth straight defeat and left Barker cursing his team's lack of fortune.

He said: "We've got a lot of young players in the dressing room and they need to come through it pretty quickly."

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