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Notts County Vs Hartlepool United, Sun 9 Oct 2011

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County duo in fitness race (©PAphotos)
County duo in fitness race (©PAphotos).

Mike Edwards and Krystian Pearce are doubtful for Notts County`s home clash against Hartlepool on Sunday.

The defensive pair sustained respective head and ankle injuries in the early stages of Tuesday`s 3-1 Johnstone`s Paint Trophy defeat to Chesterfield and were forced off after 16 minutes.

Stephen Hunt (ankle) remains sidelined while striker Ben Burgess again looks set to miss out as he waits to discover the extent of his knee injury.

Defender Julian Kelly returns to contention, though, having served a one-match suspension in midweek following his dismissal in last Saturday`s 3-0 loss to MK Dons.

Manager Martin Allen, on Friday named League One`s manager of the month for September, made seven changes to his XI against Chesterfield and must now decide whether any of those handed a chance are worthy of starting against Pools.

Hartlepool defender Stephen Wright is back in contention after shaking off a knee injury.

The versatile 31-year-old has missed the last two games, but returned to full training this week and could earn a starting berth.

Forward Colin Larkin remains sidelined with a similar problem, having been restricted to three appearances this season, but manager Mick Wadsworth will otherwise choose from a full-strength squad.

Wadsworth has fielded the same starting XI in Pools' last two matches, with Nobby Solano on the right wing and Antony Sweeney on the left.

Adam Boyd is expected to resume his partnership up front with Colin Nish, with James Poole and Andy Monkhouse starting on the substitutes' bench.

Pools were beaten for the first time in the league this season against Sheffield Wednesday last week.

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Mike Edwards
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