HARTLEPOOL United don’t want to be carrying passengers having lost three League Two games in a row in recent weeks according to interim boss Antony Sweeney.

The temporary man in charge is in the dugout for his sixth game tonight when he takes his Pools side to Swindon Town where they’ll be looking to recapture some form.

The Suit Direct Stadium has been a fortress for the majority of the season but their last two games on home soil have seen defeats to Newport County and Forest Green Rovers.

The medical staff will be watching over certain players in the squad with midfielder Gavan Holohan nearing a return to full fitness but Sweeney admits that he’s expecting some changes for Swindon Town.

“We’re going to have to see where we are at physically” he told BBC Radio Tees Sport.

“There was a couple of minor issues going into the game (against Forest Green) that we sort of patched up a little bit and got there.

“Whether they are a problem for Tuesday night, I’m not sure.

“This is why you have a squad of players and not just the eleven.

“You’re going to have to rely on them at some point and they are going to have to come in and provide a service to the team.

“Ultimately for them, try and force there way in as a regular starter. No one likes to be sitting on the bench, no one likes to be sitting in the stands but opportunities come when you least expect them.

“Tuesday will be an opportunity for some.”