We take a look at the latest from both camps ahead ofSaturday's season opener at Victoria Park (3pm kick-off).
Craig Hignett looks likely to be without a trio of players
for this weekend's opening game of the new National League campaign againstSutton United.
The Pools boss has confirmed that Ryan Donaldson, Josh
Hawkes and Luke Molyneux are all likely to miss out on the action after pickingup injuries during pre-season.
Donaldson has missed the majority of the warm-up campaign
with a calf problem but he has been back training outside for more than a weeknow and will continue to catch up on his fitness.
Hawkes sustained a hamstring strain in the closing stages of
the friendly against Sheffield United a fortnight ago and looks set for atleast another fortnight on the sidelines.
Meanwhile, Molyneux was injured in the runout at York City
and, although the injury wasn't was bad as had first been feared, Saturday'sgame is likely to come too soon for the influential winger.
New Sutton boss Matt Gray has now finalised the signing of
full-back Rob Milson and he is now in line to make his competitive debutagainst Pools.
Former Pools keeper Ben Dudzinski could also line-up in opposition this weekend after joining The U's from Havant & Waterlooville during the summer.