We take a look at the latest info from both camps ahead of Saturday’s League Two encounter against Portsmouth at Fratton Park (3pm kick-off).
Marlon Harewood looks set to miss this weekend’s trip to the South coast with the front man still struggling to shake off the effects of ankle injury sustained against Mansfield Town last Tuesday.
The striker was caught with a strong challenge in the build-up to Pools’ second goal on the night and subsequently missed the weekend game with Cheltenham Town and remains a doubt for Saturday.
Sunderland loanees Scott Harrison and Connor Oliver are available to call upon if required but Colin Cooper remains without the services of Neil Austin (toe), Andy Monkhouse and Antony Sweeney (both hamstring).
Portsmouth star Jack Whatmough is racing against the clock to be fit in time to face Pools after being forced off through injury during the 2-1 win at Newport County.
The teenager has been receiving treatment for hip and lower back problems and boss Andy Awford is hopeful he can recover in time to take his place in the Pompey defence.