Mick Wadsworth happy with an easy life

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HARTLEPOOL United boss Mick Wadsworth is hoping a stress-free week continues.

Of late, it’s been the norm for the Pools manager to lock himself away in his Victoria Park bootroom in a bid to unearth a winning formula ahead of the weekend fixture.

But, with a week free of fresh injury concerns and on the back of an impressive win at Scunthorpe United last Saturday, Wadsworth admits that it will be a relief to name an unchanged outfield line-up for tomorrow’s visit of Yeovil Town.

“It’s been a straightforward week in terms of not fretting over fresh injuries,” he said.

“Sometimes in adversity you get a fantastic reaction and I think we had that last weekend at Scunthorpe after our recent injury problems.

“We lost Scott (Flinders), Sam (Collins), Nishy (Colin Nish) and Brownie (James Brown) and it gave a fantastic opportunity to others. There’s every chance now we’ll be able to pick the same team on Saturday.”

Wadsworth, though, is likely to recall Flinders, back from suspension, in place of Andy Rafferty, despite the understudy’s clean sheet in the 2-0 win at Scunthorpe.

“It’s not an easy decision because Andy did so well,” said Wadsworth. “But it’s great to have Scott back because he is one of the better keepers in the league.”