Charlton v Hartlepool preview

Date published: Friday 4th May 2012 11:10

Charlton manager Chris Powell is set to rotate his squad for the title party.

Powell made eight changes to his side for the 2-2 draw at Preston last week having already wrapped up the League One crown.

On-loan Preston midfielder Darel Russell is in line to return to the squad after being ineligible to play at Deepdale.

Russell, Leon Cort, Lee Cook and Dany N’Guessan are available for the final time before their loan spells come to an end.

Goalkeeper Ben Hamer, defenders Rhoys Wiggins and Michael Morrison, skipper Johnnie Jackson, fellow midfielder Dale Stephens and strike duo Bradley Wright-Phillips and Yann Kermorgant will all be hoping for recalls.

The Addicks will be presented with the League One trophy after the game.

Hartlepool skipper Sam Collins is hoping to return from injury.

Pools manager Neale Cooper could wait until the last minute before finalising his line-up as central defender Collins aims to prove his fitness following a calf injury.

Teenager Jack Baldwin has stepped in for the absent Collins in the last two matches and will resume alongside Peter Hartley should his captain fail to make it.

Teenager Darren Holden is hoping to retain his place in the side after making only his second start for the club in last week’s win over Leyton Orient, but striker James Brown will miss out again with the groin problem that has kept him sidelined since the end of March.

Forwards Colin Nish and Colin Larkin (both knee) and veteran Nolberto Solano (ill) are unavailable.

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Charlton v Hartlepool preview

Date published: Friday 6th May 2011 3:20

Jose Semedo will return to the Charlton squad.

The Portuguese midfielder, who was this week named the Addicks’ player of the year, has completed a two-game ban and should go straight back into the starting line-up.

Winger Johnnie Jackson could also feature for the first time since February, having returned to full training after an Achilles injury.

Veteran defender Christian Dailly is still suspended so striker Bradley Wright-Phillips continues as captain.

Winger Kyel Reid is out with a foot injury and joins forward Joe Anyinsah (ankle) and full-back Kelly Youga (knee) on the sidelines.

Rookie winger Callum Harriott, 17, will be on the bench again after two bright cameos against Rochdale and Walsall.

Hartlepool first-team coach Mick Wadsworth welcomes back centre-back Sam Collins, with winger Andy Monkhouse also set to return.

Collins comes back in after being unavailable for the 2-2 draw at home to Bournemouth last weekend due to a one-match ban for his sending-off in the previous game and should regain his starting place.

Monkhouse missed the Cherries match after jarring his knee but he has returned to training and is expected to make the squad.

Wadsworth has hinted at making changes to his starting line-up for Pools final game of the season but he is unlikely to be able to include midfielder Paul Murray as he has missed the last three matches with a calf injury and remains a doubt.

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