Hartlepool boss Chris Turner has no new injury or suspension concerns ahead of the clash with Exeter.
Ritchie Humphreys has been struggling with a virus in recent weeks but is now back to full fitness, so he will line-up alongside former Cork man Joe Gamble in central midfield.
Turner is hoping to secure on-loan striker Roy O`Donovan`s services permanently when his contract expires in the summer, but this could prove to be the 24-year-old`s last home game for Pools with several Coca-Cola Championship clubs rumoured to be interested in the Sunderland man.
The fixture could be pivotal for the Victoria Park club as three points will ensure safety even if the FA choose to deduct them three points for fielding an ineligible player in last month`s match with Brighton.
Exeter are boosted by the return of midfielder James Dunne as they continue their battle for League One survival.
Dunne missed last Saturday`s 1-1 draw against Charlton through suspension, with Joe Burnell taking his place in the starting line-up.
But the former is expected to return as the Grecians look for a victory which would secure their safety should Tranmere fail to beat Millwall.
Barry Corr is rated doubtful after suffering ankle and knee injuries against Charlton.
If Corr fails to prove his fitness, on-loan Rotherham striker Ryan Taylor is likely to be handed a start.
Stuart Fleetwood could also feature and he did his chances no harm with a hat-trick for the reserves in midweek.
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