We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Tuesday evening’s game at The Vic.
Craig Harrison has no new injury worries ahead of the midweek clash with Tranmere Rovers at Victoria Park.
The Pools boss will assess the fitness of Conor Newton who is still looking to overcome bone-bruising in his ankle, while Nicky Featherstone should return to the squad after missing the weekend draw with Sutton United.
Former Tranmere loan star Jake Cassidy won’t be fit to face his former club as he continues his recovery from a stress fracture in his foot.
Ryan Donaldson (ankle), Keith Watson (knee) and Aaron Cunningham (ankle) are all definitely still sidelined for the encounter with Rovers.
Tranmere boss Micky Mellon has had to contend with a few injury problems of his own in recent weeks and is likely to remain without Elliot Rokka who is only just back in light training after six weeks out with a knee problem.
Jake Kirby is a long-term absentee with a broken leg, while Ben Tollitt and James Wallace are both nursing knee injuries so won’t travel.