Pools secured their first win in 23 matches at Sheffield United on Saturday - and their first in seven attempts under current boss Hughes, who has no new major injury worries.
Midfielder Simon Walton (hamstring), plus defenders Peter Hartley (conjunctivitis) and Evan Horwood (groin) all returned for the 3-0 defeat at Carlisle on Boxing Day and retained their places in the victory at Bramall Lane.
Striker James Poole is pushing for a recall after impressing as a second-half substitute on Saturday and teenager Luke James is also in contention after a recent bout of tonsilitis, while defenders Jack Baldwin and Neil Austin, plus winger Andy Monkhouse are all hoping to feature.
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