We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game against Rochdale at Victoria Park (3pm kick-off).
Pools boss Colin Cooper will be without Matty Dolan after the midfielder returned to Middlesbrough at the end of a loan spell at Victoria Park.
Antony Sweeney and Simon Walton will now battle to fill the space left in the engine room by Dolan’s absence for this weekend’s game.
Cooper was given a boost on Wednesday evening when both Jack Compton and Jordan Richards got minutes under their belts for the Reserves during the Durham Challenge Cup tie at Consett.
Compton is back in contention after shaking off a calf problem, while Richards has made a speedy return to fitness following double hernia surgery at the beginning of last month.
Rochdale team news to follow shortly.