We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game against Portsmouth at Victoria Park (3pm kick-off).
Colin Cooper will welcome Charlie Wyke back in to his squad for the weekend clash with Portsmouth at Victoria Park.
The forward missed the trip to Plymouth Argyle after being knocked unconscious during last Tuesday’s game at Northampton Town but has now been declared fit to return to action.
Wyke was back in training with his Pools team mates on Thursday morning after agreeing to extend his loan stay at The Vic until the middle of November.
Michael Duckworth is pressing his claims for a recall to the starting eleven after proving his fitness following a hamstring injury by playing an hour for the Reserves at Rotherham United on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Cooper is set to remain without the services of Stuart Parnaby as the Club wait for results of a scan taken of the summer signing’s injured knee.
Pompey boss Andy Awford strengthened his attacking options on Wednesday when he moved to sign Aston Villa striker Michael Drennan on a one-month loan.
The 20-year-old spent time on loan at Fratton Park last season and is expected to go straight in to the squad for the flight to the north-east this weekend.
Midfielder Nigel Atangana pressed his claims for a place in the starting line-up after an injury by starring and scoring in the Reserves’ 2-2 draw with Luton Town on Tuesday.