We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead of Saturday’s National League game against Dover Athletic at Crabble Athletic Ground (3pm kick-off).
Matthew Bates will assess the fitness of skipper Andrew Davies after he was forced off with a calf problem during the first half of Wednesday night’s FA Cup replay against Gillingham.
The centre-back had only just returned from a three- game suspension so it will be hoped that he will recover in time to be part of the travelling squad this weekend.
Luke Williams remains the only other player in the Pools treatment room as he continues his recovery after undergoing knee surgery.
Dover Athletic boss Andy Hessenthaler must decide whether to make any changes to his starting eleven after seeing them beaten at FC Halifax Town last Saturday.