We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game against Yeovil Town at Huish Park (3pm kick-off).
Craig Hignett hopes to welcome Rob Jones back from injury this weekend after the central defender returned to training following a back problem.
Matthew Bates is also being assessed ahead of Saturday’s trip to Somerset after the centre-back sat out the game at Stevenage with an injury sustained against Newport County.
The Pools boss will also be able to call upon Trevor Carson after the keeper returned from international duty with Northern Ireland, while Liam Donnelly is also back after being away with the Under-21s.
Loan duo Bradley Fewster and Tom Heardman pressed their claims for a start against The Glovers when they both played an hour for the Reserves on Tuesday afternoon.
Yeovil Town boss Darren Way will be able to call upon Bevis Mugabi after the defender served a one-match suspension after picking up two yellow cards in the defeat to Doncaster Rovers a fortnight ago.
New signing Izale McLeod is likely to keep his place in attack, while fellow new recruits Kyle Copp and Ben Whitfield are in contention for their first league starts.
Ryan Hedges also returns to the fold for the hosts after being away on international duty with Wales Under-21s.