Craig Hignett has admitted there are some decisions to make ahead of Saturday’s game at Dagenham & Redbridge with several players knocking on the door for inclusion.
The Pools boss watched on at The Vic on Tuesday as a hungry line-up knocked four goals past Carlisle United in a behind-closed-doors friendly in which a number of players shone.
Nicke Kabamba confirmed his return to full fitness following an ankle problem by firing a hat-trick in the win, while Gavan Holohan also scored and Josh Hawkes claimed three assists against The Cumbrians.
Niko Muir got twenty minutes under his belt as he continued his recovery from a hamstring injury but Myles Anderson remains sidelined with the effects of a head injury suffered at Chorley.
Luke Molyneux is out of action until around the beginning of December after undergoing ankle surgery but it’s hoped that Luke Williams will be back much quicker than that following his knee operation.
Daggers boss Peter Taylor will have to consider whether any changes to his side are necessary after seeing them win 1-0 at Maidenhead United last time out.
Taylor’s men are unbeaten in six going in to Saturday’s meeting with Pools so Taylor is unlikely to make massive alterations but he will check on the fitness of influential midfielder Mitch Brundle.