We take a look at the latest information from both camps ahead of Tuesday evening’s Sky Bet League Two game against Cambridge United at The Abbey Stadium (7.45pm kick-off).
Dave Jones will hope for better news on the injury front before the trip to Cambridge after picking from a depleted squad for Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Notts County.
Brad Walker will hope to return to action after missing the Meadow Lane encounter with an ankle problem, while Matthew Bates (ankle) and Sean Kavanagh (hamstring) will also be assessed.
Skipper Billy Paynter has had some injections in his troublesome Achilles injury and medical staff will monitor his progress, while Carl Magnay is moving ever-closer to a return following his cruciate ligatment rupture.
Cambridge boss Shaun Derry looks likely to remain without Barry Corr for the game against Pools as the Irish front man fights his way back from a serious knee injury.
Former Pools loan man Brad Halliday is fit again, as are Greg Taylor and Medy Elito who fired a hat-trick in their 3-0 win at Carlisle United on Saturday.
Uche Ikpeazu (hamstring), Josh Coulson (ankle) and Adam McGurk (thigh) are all sidelined longer-term for The U’s.