The Hartlepool Mail say that Michael Raynes could be set for a shock return to Hartlepool United – before the end of the season.
The 31-year-old central defender suffered an Achilles tear just three games into his Pools loan and was sent back to Crewe Alexandra to recover.
That looked certain to spell the end of his time at the Super 6 Stadium, with manager Hignett predicting the player would be out well into the summer.
But former Carlisle man Raynes has recovered from the issue much quicker than expected.
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