HARTLEPOOL United welcome League Two table toppers Forest Green Rovers to the Suit Direct Stadium with the potential of causing an upset.

Pools boast the best home record in the league with just one defeat all season while FGR are flying in the fourth tier of English football and have been really strong on the road.

The League Two table still looks really congested at this early stage of the season. Pools are 10th at the moment but a win this afternoon would see them move within five points of the league leaders.

Antony Sweeney still remains in interim charge of the side while they look to make a permanent appointment. He’ll lead the team out tomorrow against a side that he thinks they will have to play the limitation game against.

Sweeney told BBC Radio Tees Sport: “Second best away form, unbeaten away from home. We’ve got the best home form but unfortunately we were beaten in our lost home game so there is all sorts in the mix.

“If you just strip it back, I believe you’ll see two good League Two sides. You’ll see each team affecting each other. The best way I can describe it is being like a boxing analogy.

“We have two good boxers regardless how good either defence or attack is but the chances are you are going to get smacked in the nose at some point.

“It’s just about how much you limit that and how much you limit the damage when they do that. Newport did it to us when they played through us, sometimes you’ve got to hold your hands up and say you are playing against a good side but can you limit that?

“I expect that to happen, hopefully not as much, but we’ve got to be prepared that they are a good side, they’ve got good players so at times, we’re going to be under the cosh a little bit but I also believe that we’ve got some good players and a good style of play where we can impact the game as well.”

Pools welcomed Jamie Sterry back into the side in Tuesday night’s FA Cup replay win over Wycombe Wanderers which was a welcome boost but there are still a number of players struggling with injury.

Sweeney added: “I don’t expect there to be many players missing. Cooky (Jordan Cook) is still out, he hasn’t joined the rest of the group. It’s safe to say he’ll be missing Saturday.

“Gav (Holohan) will train but that’s the first time he’s done group training in ten days so the game might come too soon for him.”