We take a look at the latest info from both camps ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Cheltenham Town at Victoria Park (3pm kick-off).
Ronnie Moore will have two new signings available to him this weekend as Pools begin their FA Cup campaign with a home tie against Cheltenham Town.
The Pools boss has taken centre-back Adam Jackson on loan from Middlesbrough and also secured the services of midfielder Jake Gray on loan from Crystal Palace.
Scott Harrison will return to contention after serving a one-game suspension, while Carl Magnay sits out the final game of his six-game ban for misconduct.
Magnus Okuonghae is unlikely to feature this weekend after picking up a foot injury at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, while Harry Worley (ankle) is sidelined after being told he needs surgery.
Cheltenham boss Gary Johnson is still without front man Amari Morgan-Smith who hobbled off with an ankle injury during their replay win over Havant & Waterlooville in the last round.
That means he could opt to keep faith with the strike partnership of Billy Waters and Danny Wright for the long trip to the north-east this weekend.