Free-scoring Town set to stay same

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Huddersfield are expected to be unchanged for the seventh straight game against Hartlepool with striker Lee Novak shaking off the effects of concussion.

Novak missed training earlier this week as a precaution after being forced off against Wycombe last Saturday following a bang on the head.

Huddersfield are chasing a sixth win in their last seven matches and a fifth consecutive home win. They have notched up a total of 20 goals in their last four matches at the Galpharm Stadium.

Danny Drinkwater, on loan from Manchester United, will miss out again as he is struggling with a thigh injury.

Striker Robbie Simpson is also recovering from a thigh muscle problem and will miss his eighth game as Lee Clark's side look to close in on an automatic promotion spot.

Hartlepool could also name an unchanged line-up.

Full-back Steve Haslam underwent a hernia operation on Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined for six weeks, but he has not been involved in the first team in recent weeks.

Young striker Matty Tymon suffered ankle ligament damage in last week`s reserve-team clash with Scunthorpe, but again he has been on the fringes of late.

Ritchie Jones showed no ill-effects on his return from a thigh injury and virus in last weekend`s 1-0 win against Leyton Orient and should keep his place.

And James Brown should again start in attack after coming through 87 minutes against the Os on his return from a knee injury.

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Ritchie Jones
Scunthorpe United
League One
Huddersfield Town
Matty Tymon
Manchester United
Robbie Simpson
Lee Novak
James Brown
Leyton Orient

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