We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Tuesday night’s game at The Deva Stadium (7.45pm kick-off).
Craig Harrison will have to assess the fitness of Michael Ledger ahead of the trip to Chester after the centre-back missed Saturday’s game against Wrexham with a groin injury.
Nicky Featherstone was able to return from a fractured fibula but took a kick just before going off at the weekend so the midfielder’s fitness will also be monitored before Tuesday.
Rhys Oates missed out at the weekend with a leg injury and remains a doubt, while Luke George is still sidelined for at least another week after receiving further injections in to his back.
Ryan Donaldson is out until the end of February after suffering complications with his ankle injury which required further surgery, while Aaron Cunningham (ankle) and Kenton Richardson (collarbone) are both still ruled out.
Chester boss Marcus Bignot is doing everything he can to try and add to his squad following the loss of experienced midfielder Tom Shaw who was allowed to leave for Tamworth on Friday.
There is hope that full-back Reece Hall-Johnson could return to the club on loan from Grimsby Town after Bignot held positive talks with The Mariners recently.
Top scorer Ross Hannah missed Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Gateshead through injury and it’s hoped he will recover in time to face Pools on Tuesday night.
Bignot must decide if he wishes to shuffle his pack ahead of Pools’ visit to The Deva Stadium after the disappointment of Saturday’s loss to The Tynesiders.