Rovers' Under-23s are back in Premier League 2 action this Monday night when they take on Middlesbrough.
Tonight's match could see Damien Johnson's side close the gap on the teams above them in the race for an end of season play-off place.
Rovers currently sit in 7th, four points behind fifth-placed West Ham who occupy the final play-off spot with the Hammers having played a game more, so the opportunity is there for them to repeat last season's exploits when they just missed out on promotion to a strong Arsenal side.
Corry Evans is set to make his first Rovers outing since the turn of the year after recovering from a groin injury, whilst Adam Henley will hope to add to the 30 minutes he got under his belt against Sunderland last time out.
With the first team in action at Fulham on Tuesday, those two are likely to be the only seniors on show at Hartlepool's Victoria Ground.
The development squad go into the game in fine form having won their last three league outings, but come up against a Boro side that held them to a goalless draw when the two teams met at Leyland back in August.
Kick-off at Hartlepool is at 7.00pm.