We take a look at the latest info from both camps ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game against Shrewsbury Town at Greenhous Meadow (3pm kick-off).
Ronnie Moore will be able to call upon Marlon Harewood this weekend after the front man completed a three-match suspension following his red card at Mansfield Town on Boxing Day.
Lewis Hawkins is also back in contention for a place in the squad after he missed Saturday’s game through suspension after his sending-off at Wycombe Wanderers at the start of the month.
The Pools boss must decide whether to recall Harewood to his starting eleven or keep faith with the pairing of Scott Fenwick and Rakish Bingham who both scored in Saturday’s win over Cheltenham Town.
Tommy Miller is still sidelined with a troublesome calf injury, while Stuart Parnaby (knee) is out for the season and Sam Collins (knee) is still unavailable for selection.
Brad Walker was taken off at half time in Wednesday’s Reserve game against Hull City as a precaution after feeling pain in his thigh but it is though the midfielder will be fine to travel this weekend.
Shrewsbury boss Micky Mellon must find a replacement for Nathanial Knight-Percival who will be suspended for the visit of Pools after being sent-off in last Thursday’s 0-0 draw with Luton Town.