Bury v Hartlepool preview
Team news ahead of Tuesday night’s League One clash between Bury
and Hartlepool at Gigg Lane.
Troy Hewitt is available to make his Bury debut in the basement
Hewitt was snapped up on a month-long loan from QPR by Shakers
boss Kevin Blackwell on Monday and will push for two of the
starting places in attack along with David Healy, Tom Hopper and
Bishop and captain Steven Schumacher shook off respective groin
and calf complaints to start Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Yeovil and
suffered no adverse reaction.
On-loan Leeds midfielder Zac Thompson is unavailable as he
starts a three-game ban.
Having marked his debut against Carlisle six days ago with the
opening goal in a 1-1 draw, Thompson blotted his copy book in
Somerset with a two-footed lunge on Glovers winger Keanu
Bury are without a win this season and lie bottom of League One
on five points, eight from safety and two behind second-bottom
Hartlepool midfielder Nathan Luscombe could make his first start
of the season when Neale Cooper’s side chase their first win in 11
Luscombe impressed after replacing Ryan Noble for the last 30
minutes in the home defeat to Crawley at the weekend and could be
rewarded by under-fire manager Cooper, who has been highly critical
of his under-performing players in recent weeks.
Cooper hopes to have skipper Peter Hartley (ankle) and
midfielder Paul Murray (calf) available after they missed out at
Evan Horwood (heel) and strikers Luke James (groin) and on-loan
Charlie Wyke, who returned to parent club Middlesbrough last week
for treatment on his badly cut ankle, may also return to boost his
Midfielder Andy Monkhouse remains sidelined with the ankle
ligament injury that has kept him out of the last four matches.