We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Saturday’s National League meeting at Holker Street.
Craig Harrison is hoping to have Michael Ledger and Luke George available to him for this weekend’s trip to face Barrow.
The Pools boss has been without Ledger for the last three games as the on-loan Sunderland defender battled a back problem but it’s hoped he will return to fitness on Saturday.
Luke George has not featured since November after injuring his hamstring but has undergone a series of injections to try and help so could be ready for a place in the squad to face Barrow.
However, skipper Carl Magnay won’t be in contention; the full-back was shown a red card in the closing stages of Pools’ 4-3 defeat at Eastleigh last time out and will serve a one-game suspension.
Liam Donnelly and Rhys Oates both remain unlikely to be involved, while Ryan Donaldson and Aaron Cunningham are both still recovering from ankle surgery.
Kenton Richardson is out following an operation on his collarbone, while Jack Munns is another who is unavailable to Harrison this weekend.
Barrow boss Ady Pennock is doing his best to negotiate a deal which will see young defender Calum McDonald return to Holker Street in time to face Pools on Saturday.
The youngster spent two months on loan with The Bluebirds from Derby County and there is hope that he will be back in the squad this weekend.
Former Pools star Luke James is currently on loan at Barrow from Forest Green and could start on Saturday.