We preview Saturday's trip to Hartlepool...
Sky Bet League 2
Saturday 14th February 2015
Clarence Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8BZ
Advance ticket sales end at 12pm on Friday and if you buy before matchday, you can save yourself some significant money on the ticket price. Adult tickets are £25 on the day, £20 in advance, whilst concession tickets (student, senior U19/U16) are £13 on the day, £10 in advance.
GW expects none of the injured lads to be available for the weekend and after fracturing a bone in his leg late in the game on Tuesday night, Darius Charles can be added to the injury list. That list also includes: Harry Worley, Connor Calcutt, Calvin Zola, Tom Pett, Adam Marriott, Dean Parrett, Jerome Okimo and David McAllister. Jon Ashton’s availability is “up-in-the-air” after going over on his ankle on Tuesday.
View from the dressing room:
Graham Westley says that with so many lads out, the time for players who may have been previously on the fringe is now.
“We have to get on with the boys that are available and we saw the other night, a lad like Bondy come back in from the cold and I thought he was excellent in the job that he was asked to do the other night.
“It’s lads like Bondy who have a great opportunity in front of them that are the future for us now. We have to make sure that the boys who’ve been our squad players step up to the mark and do their job.”
The story so far…
Hartlepool have breathed new life into a season that appeared to be all but over. Despite still being six points away from safety, three wins, a draw and two losses in their last six games has closed the gap at the bottom and is the 6th best form in the division. In their last meeting they beat Northampton 1-0 and they’ve actually won their last three home games, so the club will be buoyant going into this one.
Last time we met:
Head to head:
Boro have an excellent record against the Pools; playing six times, winning four and drawing twice.
Betting with Sky Bet:
Boro are slight favourites for the weekend game, 7/5 with official league sponsors, Sky Bet.
After a hard-fought clean sheet against Bury on Tuesday, GW and the boys will be hoping for more of the same up at Hartlepool and you can back Boro to win to nil at 3/1.