All the info from both camps ahead of Saturday's gameSam Collins back in to the squad for Saturday's Capital One Cup tie against Crewe Alexandra at The Alexandra Stadium (3pm kick-off).
The skipper missed Tuesday's friendly against Newcastle United for family reasons but is available again and should partner Peter Hartley in the heart of defence.
Colin Nish (knee) and Ritchie Humphreys (hamstring) are both doubts after missing training in recent weeks, but other than that Pools have no new injury concerns.
Crewe boss Steve Davis is still to make a decision over Luke Murphy (knee) and AJ Leitch-Smith (knee) ahead of the weekend.
The duo have returned to action in pre season but could be lacking the match sharpness required to make the starting eleven.