We take a look at the latest info from both camps ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game against Cheltenham Town at The Northern Gas and Power Staidum (3pm kick-off).
Craig Hignett will be able to call upon Toto Nsiala for this weekend’s game after the defender was forced to sit out Wednesday’s game against Rochdale through suspension.
Liam Donnelly is also available to face The Robins after completing his one-match ban against Stamford in the FA Cup last Sunday.
There are likely to be recalls for the likes Padraig Amond and Lewis Alessandra who were both rested for the Checkatrade Trophy, but Carl Magnay (knee) and Nathan Thomas (groin) are sidelined
Hignett has confirmed that Brad Fewster is unlikely to feature for Pools again during his loan spell after parent club Middlesbrough ruled him out for two months with a hamstring issue. Tom Heardman is also back at Newcastle for treatment.
Cheltenham Town will be without the services of Kyle Storer as he serves a suspension following his red card against Crewe Alexandra last weekend.
There was a midweek boost for boss Gary Johnson though, when Dan Holman made his first appearances since August as a late substitute in their 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers.
The front man has been out since the opening month of the campaign after undergoing an operation on his foot but has now been given the green light to step up his return.