We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game against Wycombe Wanderers at The Northern Gas and Power Stadium (3pm kick-off).
Dave Jones will be without Billy Paynter for the rest of the season after the Club Captain underwent surgery to repair a troublesome Achilles problem.
The Pools boss is also set to be without full-back Sean Kavanagh who is back with Fulham for treatment but Rhys Oates should be in contention despite having to come off with a knock at Cambridge United on Tuesday.
Carl Magnay played 45 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly at the training ground on Wednesday as he continues to build fitness but Saturday’s game will come too soon for the defender.
Matthew Bates is nursing an ankle injury so remains a doubt, Trevor Carson is sidelined for the rest of the campaign after shoulder surgery and Rob Jones is still struggling with a knee injury.
Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth is thankful to have no new injury worries ahead of his side’s long trip to the North-East this weekend.
Dominic Gape returned from injury during the midweek draw with Plymouth Argyle and Sam Saunders is also back in contention of late after injury trouble.
Longer-term absentees Paul Hayes and Scott Kashket (both groin) are still doubtful, while Anthony Stewart (knee) is expected to sit out the rest of the season.