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Lincoln extended their winless run across all competitions to four matches when they were beaten 4-3 on penalties by Carlisle United in the second round of the EFL Trophy, after drawing 1-1 in 120 minutes.
Lewis Montsma missed the decisive spot kick, which saw the League Two outfit eliminate last season’s semi-finalists and advance to the next round.
Michael Appleton will be disappointed not to have progressed further in the competition, but will be hoping his side can put things right against another fourth-tier opponent this weekend.
Lincoln’s last competitive meeting against Hartlepool was back in October 2007 when they suffered a 5-2 defeat on home soil in the EFL Trophy.
The last time that these two clubs locked horns in the FA Cup was in November 2004, a game which Hartlepool also won, securing a 3-0 victory in the first round at Victoria Park.
Lincoln have failed to progress to the third round of the FA Cup in each of the last two seasons, so will be keen to end this run with a victory on Saturday and join Premier League clubs in the hat for Monday’s third-round draw.
Lincoln quartet Anthony Scully, Liam Bridcutt, Tom Hopper and Joe Walsh are all doubtful with injuries and will be assessed ahead of kickoff.
Midfielder Teddy Bishop and left-back Jamie Robson, who both started on the bench against Carlisle, could be recalled to the first XI at the expense of Max Sanders and Cohen Bramall respectively.
Southampton loanee Dan N’Lundulu will likely lead the line as the central striker and could be supported in attack by Lewis Fiorini and Chris Maguire.
As for Hartlepool, forward Tyler Burey has been ruled out since September with a hamstring injury and is set to remain unavailable for selection this weekend, but the 20-year-old is closing in on a return to first-team action.
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Strikers Luke Molyneux and Mark Cullen, who have both failed to score in each of their last five matches, are expected to lead the line up front in Burey’s absence.
Lincoln City possible starting lineup:
Griffiths; Poole, Montsma, Jackson, Robson; McGrandles, Bishop, Sorensen; Fiorini, N’Lundulu, Maguire
Hartlepool United possible starting lineup:
Killip; Sterry, Byrne, Liddle, Francis-Angol, Ferguson; Featherstone, Daly, Shelton; Molyneux, Cullen