We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game against Shrewsbury Town at Victoria Park (3pm kick-off).
Colin Cooper is still without young midfielder Lewis Hawkins after he injured an ankle in training; his recovery is going well but this weekend could come too soon for him.
Stuart Parnaby has missed the last couple of games with a hamstring problem but could come back in to consideration to face The Shrews on Saturday.
Other than that, the Pools boss will have a fully-fit squad to choose from for the first of the Club’s two consecutive games on home soil.
Town boss Micky Mellon made four changes to his starting line-up for their midweek Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat at Preston North End.
However, Connor Goldson, James Wesolowski, James Collins and Scott Vernon will all hope for recalls to the team for their weekend trip to the north-east.
Liam Lawrence will also return to contention after serving a three-match ban following his sending-off at Northampton Town, while Dave McAllister is edging closer to fitness after a back operation.