Early Team news: Hartlepool Utd v Barnsley

Last updated : 03 September 2004 By Mad Tyke
Reds keeper Nick Colgan will play at Victoria Park after the FAI gave their permission for the Irish third choice keeper to join the Irish squad late.

Midfielder Jacob Burns could return to the bench after injury - he played around 45 minutes for the Reserves in midweek before being red carded - but Stephen McPhail is still very doubtful for a game the Reds are desperate to win.

Paul Hart has no new injury worries and Kevin Betsy has returned from his loan spell at Hartlepool but won't feature. Pool are still hoping to sign Betsy permanently.