James joins Pool party
Hartlepool's teenage striker Luke James will return to the starting line-up for the home clash with Chesterfield.
The 17-year-old has been struggling with a back injury in recent weeks and has started on the bench in the last two matches, but is set to form a two-man strikeforce alongside another teenager, Sunderland's Ryan Noble, due to injuries to other first-team forwards. Strikers James Brown (groin), James Poole (hamstring), Colin Larkin, Colin Nish (both knee) and Callum Hassan (hamstring) all remain sidelined. Midfielder Nolberto Solano has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to an unspecified illness. Pools, who have no other new injury or suspension problems, are comfortable in mid-table, 10 points above the relegation zone and 14 adrift of the play-offs.