All the news ahead of Northampton Town v Morecambe
Zander Diamond is set to replace Ryan Cresswell in central defence for the visit of Morecambe on Saturday.
Cresswell is set to serve a one-match ban after being sent off in the game at Accrington.
“Zander will come in,” confirmed boss Chris Wilder.
“Zander has had to bide his time but I thought he was excellent when he came on against Accrington and I’m sure he won’t let anybody down.
“Tom Newey will be close for Saturday as will Lewis Hornby.
“Because of the weather we haven’t really been able to get Tom out on the grass but if he’s not back for Morecambe then he should definitely be for Hartlepool.
“I’m happy with the quality of the group and with the numbers we’ve got.
“We are looking to build a team that will be together over the next few years and that’s why I’ve had no qualms about signing players on long-term contracts.
“We want to bring a bit of stability to the football club, consistency in selection is key and I want to try and keep this group together now.”