We take a look at the latest info from both camps ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game against Exeter City at St James’ Park (3pm kick-off).
Craig Hignett has a fully-fit squad to choose from for the long trip to Devon and will have some selection dilemmas following Tuesday night’s creditable performance at Preston North End.
The Pools boss made five changes to his starting eleven for the EFL Cup tie at Deepdale and must decide which players are best suited to go chasing a result against Exeter.
Billy Paynter will return to contention to face The Grecians after missing the midweek game due to illness but other than that Pools can report a clean bill of health ahead of the weekend.
Exeter boss Paul Tisdale looks likely to be without defensive duo Troy Archibald-Henville and Troy Brown for the visit of Pools on Saturday.
Archibald-Henville is yet to play this season after picking up a knock in pre-season and the weekend’s game could come too soon for him, while Brown hobbled off with a thigh injury during their opening day defeat at Blackpool.