We take a look at the latest from both camps as Pools prepare for a Boxing Day trip to The International Stadium (3pm kick-off).
Richard Money has no new injury worries ahead of the game against Gateshead on Boxing Day and must decide whether to shuffle his pack.
The Pools boss will remain without Peter Kioso who is still recovering from an ankle problem, while Money also confirmed that Luke Williams is still a way off a return following two knee operations.
Gateshead boss Steve Watson rested goalkeeper Aynsley Pears for the FA Trophy defeat at Salford City last week but he returned in their win at Maidstone United on Saturday and will start again against Pools.
Playmaker Greg Olley wasn’t involved at The Gallagher Stadium at the weekend but will hope to return and play some part against Pools on Boxing Day.