John Hughes will be without Jack Baldwin for Saturday's League One game against Yeovil Town at Victoria Park (3pm kick-off).The Pools boss must decide whether to hand Nathan Luscombe his first start of the season after he replaced the injured Baldwin in midfield against Colchester United on Tuesday night.
Antony Sweeney played forty-five minutes for the Reserves at Hull City on Wednesday evening to press his claims for a recall against The Glovers.
Andy Rafferty has returned to training after a summer knee operation but needs to work on his match fitness, while Jordan Richards is out for the rest of the campaign following knee surgery.
Yeovil boss Gary Johnson has no new injury concerns and will hope to include Jamie McAllister (ankle) and James Hayter (leg) in his travelling squad.
The pair both received injections to help them get through the game with Tranmere Rovers but are unlikely to miss the trip to Victoria Park.
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