Hartlepool United Vs Huddersfield Town, Sat 20 Feb 2010

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Hartlepool director of sport Chris Turner has a fully-fit squad at his disposal for the home clash with Huddersfield.

James Brown and Colin Larkin returned from injuries in the reserves` 6-1 win against Scunthorpe on Wednesday, although the best Brown can hope for is a cameo appearance from the bench after a lengthy absence.

Brown was involved for the first time since November when the luckless striker suffered a lateral cartilage tear to his knee.

He scored twice within two-and-a-half minutes of coming on but Turner stressed he is still some way from full first-team contention.

Fellow forward Larkin is pushing for a start after overcoming a hamstring problem.

The corresponding fixture last season produced eight goals, with Hartlepool coming from behind three times before running out 5-3 winners.

Huddersfield manager Lee Clark is unlikely to make any changes to his side.

Clark made just one alteration to his line-up for Tuesday's 2-1 win at Carlisle, with Danny Drinkwater replacing Michael Collins in the starting XI.

The Manchester United loanee is expected to retain his place at Victoria Park.

Winger Taser Hassan has been handed a short-term contract following a successful trial spell but he is unlikely to figure.

Striker Robbie Simpson staked a claim for a first-team return by hitting a hat-trick in the reserves' 6-0 win over Rotherham on Wednesday, but it remains to be seen whether he can force his way into Clark's winning line-up.

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Colin Larkin
Scunthorpe United
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