We take a look at the latest info from both camps ahead of Tuesday evening’s National League trip to Aldershot Town (7.45pm kick-off).
Matthew Bates will check on the fitness of Liam Donnelly before the squad leave for Hampshire as the defender closes in on a return to action.
The Northern Ireland Under-21 skipper has missed the last four games after injuring his ankle in the warm-up at Eastleigh last month but is now hoping to be involved at The EBB Stadium.
Jack Munns is also nearing a return after being out of action since January; the midfielder has been sidelined after requiring surgery to remove a tumour from his mouth.
Michael Ledger remains a doubt after returning to parent club Sunderland for treatment, while Ryan Donaldson, Aaron Cunningham and Kenton Richardson are all still ruled out.
Aldershot boss Gary Waddock is set to hand Shamir Fenelon and Scott Rendell starts against Pools after the pair both returned to the line-up for last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Wrexham.
Cheye Alexander has been missing with an eye infection in recent weeks but could return, while Bobby-Joe Taylor is also pushing for a place in the starting eleven. Nick Arnold is still sidelined with a knee injury.