Date: 19th October 2006 at 8:56pm
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Friday night football returns to Chester City as the Blues take on Hartlepool United at the Saunders Honda Stadium. Kick off is 7.45pm and City gaffer Mark Wright has no new injury issues with only the long term injured duo of Robert Marsh Evans and Glenn Cronin not being available.

Ashley Westwood has shaken off the knock that caused him issues at Spotland and he could force his way into the squad for tomorrow evenings game.

Sean Hessey and Phil Bolland have come through training and a reserves game. Both came on as substitutes last week at Rochdale and both look likely to feature tomorrow.

Jamie Hand will be available but will miss the game at Underhill next weekend. Stephen Vaughan comes back after a one game ban but could still be troubled by a hamstring injury sustained in the Walsall game.

Meanwhile, Hartlepool boss Danny Wilson is likely to bring back most of his first team regulars after allowing a number of fringe players a chance to shine in their victory over Rotherham in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday.

Two academic changes could be Ali Gibb (leg) who is rated doubtful after missing out against Rotherham and Joel Porter, who picked up a slight knock in the 3-1 victory. These changes could see Michael Maidens and James Brown start.

Skipper Micky Barron is set to replace youngster Philip Turnbull at full-back.

Gavin Strachan and Lee Bullock are likely to be sidelined for the returns of Willie Boland and Gary Liddle.

Veteran goalkeeper Jim Provett impressed in midweek Trophy game but the Greek Dimi Konstantopoulos is favourite to start.

Defender Darren Williams (calf) is still out, and Hartlepool have a long term injury duo in the shapes of Tony Sweeney and Michael Proctor (both knee).