The striker missed Tuesday's goalless draw at Swansea with a knee injury and did not train on Thursday, but he is hopeful of being available to face a Pool side who romped to a convincing 3-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in August.
Centre-back James McPake was forced off at half-time at the Liberty Stadium due to a migraine but he has recovered and should start.
Fellow defender Leon Barnett is available for the last time before his loan spell ends on January 31, but Coventry remain locked in talks with West Brom regarding his future.
Jordan Clarke continues to miss out with his ankle injury while midfielder Isaac Osbourne (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of the season.
Ben Turner trained fully on Thursday after his troublesome ankle problem but he is not expected to feature so soon, with fellow defender Marcus Hall also close to a return after injury.