We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game against Wycombe Wanderers at Victoria Park (3pm kick-off).
Ronnie Moore has admitted he may be reluctant to change his side after an encouraging performance against Derby County last weekend but new signing Nathan Thomas is in contention.
Thomas joined the Club from Mansfield Town on Tuesday and will hope to press his claims for a home debut when Pools host Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.
Matthew Bates missed out on the cup clash with The Rams due to a toe injury and he looks likely to remain sidelined this weekend, while Carl Magnay is also struggling to shake off a groin problem.
Michael Duckworth (stomach), Billy Paynter (Achilles) and Harry Worley (ankle) will all definitely miss the game against The Chairboys on Saturday.
Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth will be able to call upon first-choice goalkeeper Matt Ingram for the trip to Victoria Park after he missed their FA Cup draw tie with Aston Villa through suspension.
Alex Lynch deputised during Saturday’s 1-1 draw against the Premier League strugglers but may have to be content with a place on the bench for the encounter with Pools.